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Research and Development Team

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Monica Muñoz Martinez, primary investigator, Carnegie Fellow 2017-2019, is the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. Her book The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, will be published by Harvard University Press in Fall 2018. She is also a founding member of Refusing to Forget, an educational non-profit that calls for a public reckoning with anti-Mexican violence in Texas.

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Jim McGrath, digital consultant, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. At Brown, he teaches courses in Digital Public Humanities and Digital Storytelling and supports initiatives like Mapping Violence and other digital projects. He’s on Twitter @JimMc_Grath.

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Felicia Bevel is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at Brown University, whose research and teaching interests include critical race theory, 20th century cultural history, southern studies, transnational studies, and childhood studies. Her dissertation titled “Exporting Whiteness: Race, Nation, and Nostalgia in the Age of Empire” examines early 20th century cultural productions that romanticized the Old South and circulated outside the U.S. within the larger Anglophone world.

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Jonathan Cortez is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of American Studies at Brown University. Their research focuses on the migratory labor encampments along the southern U.S. border at the height of the New Deal; broadly, Jonathan’s interests are in Latinx Studies, relational ethnic studies, and race and race making.

Maggie Unverzagt Goddard is a doctoral candidate in the Department of American Studies at Brown University. Her research focuses on visual culture and public humanities, especially the relationship between objects and the body.

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Anni Pullagura is a doctoral candidate in American Studies and a master’s candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. Her dissertation examines the political investment and management of empathy in visual cultures.

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Nicole Sintetos is pursuing a PhD in American Studies and a MA in Public Humanities at Brown University, where her scholarship considers the interplay of race, empire, and the built environment in the immediate postwar period. She is a 2017-2018 Mellon Fellow in the Collaborative Humanities.

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Emily Esten is a Master’s student in Public Humanities at Brown University. Her work bridges digital humanities and public history to explore how historical scholarship can be reinterpreted by and for publics online.

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Ricardo Jaramillo is a senior at Brown University studying Ethnic Studies, interested in youth organizing, liberating pedagogies, and histories of state violence. Ricardo is an aspiring high school teacher and has engaged in youth-centered justice work in Providence, Philadelphia, and Colombia.

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Jeremy Wolin is a fourth-year dual degree student at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, studying American Studies and Interior Architecture. He is interested in the place of artists and architects in public memory work and in the social claims of architecture and design.

Previous team members

Amelia Grabowski, Hong Chau (Digital Consultant), Cole Hansen, Amani Hayes-Messinger, Edward Jiao, Nnamdi Jogwe, Majida Kargbo, Danielle Gomez, Andrea Ledesma, Jonatan Perez, Benjamin Rodriguez-Vars, Liliana Sampedro, Jennifer Wang, and Katie Vogel. See a visualization of our long history of collaboration.

Acknowledgements

This project was made possible (in part) by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research at Brown University, the Karen T. Romer Interdisciplinary-Team Undergraduate Research and Teaching Award, and support from the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.

Map Credits

Home/Map

Warner & Beers. Map of Texas.mapDate Unknown; [Chicago, Illinois ?]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192428/m1/1/?q=map%20Texasaccessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library

Overview

“Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Mejico”mapDate Unknown;(texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth31627/accessed January 23, 2018),University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.

Research

“United States”mapDate Unknown;(texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth31662/:accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.

Team/History of Collaboration

“County Map of Texas”mapDate Unknown;(texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth32918/m1/1/?q=map%20Texasaccessed January 23, 2018),University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.