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Sunday, August 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
407 - Transnational Archives: A Special Focus Session on Borderlands Archives Cartography

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The current national discourse about the border continues to generalize, stereotype, and make invisible the history of communities along the US-Mexico border. Borderlands Archives Cartography was created to visualize, document, and analyze the junction of various cultures and histories of the border region before and after it became the current division line. In this special focus session, co-moderated by LACCHA and IAAS, we facilitate an inspired discussion with the creators of BAC and attendees.

Moderator: Amanda T. Moreno

Facilitators
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Amanda T. Moreno

Archivist, University of Miami Libraries
Amanda T. Moreno is the Archivist for the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection, where she manages and processes historical collections related to Cuba and its diaspora, while also providing reference and instruction service.

Speakers
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Sylvia A. Fernández

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Houston, TX
Ph.D. Candidate with the Hispanic Studies Department at the University of Houston. Her interest lies in U.S. Latinx and border literature and cultures, archives and print culture, postcolonial digital humanities and feminist theory.
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Maira E. Álvarez

IUPLR Director, Houston Office, University of Houston
Maira E. Álvarez is the Director of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) at Houston. She is also the co-founder of Borderlands Archives Cartography (BAC) www.bacartography.org, and part of the team of #TornApart #Separados.


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