From Access to Acceptance: The Role of Disability in Art

In recent years, the humanities have steadily expanded its exploration of multiple histories and communities upon the realization that the history and representation of those communities have often been neglected.  Lately, this exploration has begun to include the disabled community.

Learning about Storytelling through Multimedia

For The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP, each new year starts with a gathering of new Faculty and Student Fellows in June.  From June 6-7, 2022, I attended The Collaborative's orientation in The University of Texas at El Paso Library's Blumberg Auditorium—the first orientation I attended since joining the Collaborative in September 2021—and I looked forward to this event because I was excited to meet my new Faculty Fellow and to learn more about the project I would work on this for this upcoming academic year.

Striving Towards the Nostalgic Design of Community College

“Do not seek the old in the new, but find something new in the old.”
--Siegfried Zielinski, Deep Time of the Media

I grew up regretting asking my parents anything about their childhood because they would go on long tangents about how in their times everything was better: the music, the clothes, the people, and the teachers.

The History, Meaning, and Racial Evolution of Mothers

My first year at the Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP has been dedicated to shedding light on the population of student parents. I have particularly focused on the history of motherhood and its historical development, and how a bad mother and good mother have been divided between race, supported by the work of Jillian Watson, a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas.

A Conversation with Donna Snyder: An Advocate and Speaker for the Unseen

On March 2, I interviewed Donna Snyder, founder, and coordinator for The Tumblewords Project, a project in its twenty-seventh year of free community writing workshops in El Paso, Texas.  On November 20 and December 4, 2021, I helped facilitate two workshops for her with Faculty Fellow Honora Spicer and a team of six University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) students pursuing a Community-Engaged Scholarship project within Professor Naomi Fertman’s Women and Gender Studies class.