February 7, 2020
Associate Professor Roberto “Dr. Cintli” Rodriguez, author of Yolqui, a Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World: Testimonios on Violence with University of Arizona Press, always dreamed of bringing together fellow colleagues to talk about their work as scholars, and how community matters in their research and authorship.
His dream became reality Wednesday, February 5, with “Documenting Scholarship and Community,” at University Libraries Special Collections. Veronica Reyes, the Katheryne B. Willock Head of Special Collections, noted in her welcome that this particular program came together because of Rodriguez’s efforts when he approached her about hosting a panel with Latinx scholars.
Co-sponsored by Special Collections and the University of Arizona Press’s Open Arizona project, the conversation was guided by moderator Maribel Alvarez, Associate Dean for Community Engagement in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Jim Griffith Chair in Public Folklore with The Southwest Center.
Rodriguez, an associate professor with Mexican American Studies, was joined by the following scholar-authors and editors: Michelle Tellez, an assistant professor and co-editor of The Chicana Motherwork Anthology; Cristina D. Ramirez, an associate professor, author of Mestiza Rhetorics: An Anthology of Mexicana Activism in the Spanish Language Press, 1887-1922, and Program Director for the Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English; and Nolan Cabrera, an associate professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and author of White Guys on Campus.
If you didn’t have a chance to attend, you can listen to the panel discussion here.