Desaparecid@s Exhibition

Desaparecid@s Exhibition

The notion of "Desaparecid@s” emerges to convey parallels between the Latin American experience with U.S. violent interventions and the current state U.S. deportations.

Street Vendors Fight for Justice

Street Vendors Fight for Justice

Prominent street vendor mother and daughter activists, Doña Cari and Esmeralda, share their experiences street vending in Los Angeles.

Brown Bodies Divided

Brown Bodies Divided

Photos highlighting my families' testimonio during the Salvadoran Civil War and how those experiences intersect with the thousands of other families in the Central American Wars.

Desaparecid@s Exhibition

Desaparecid@s Exhibition

Immersive, visual experience chronicling the stories of migrants who survived their disappearance or are currently in desaparecid@s status.

Visual Anthropology Exhibition

Visual Anthropology Exhibition

Exhibition presenting works that explored the ways in which images and sounds can be used to engage sociocultural worlds in collaboration with film subjects and communities.

Augmented Fotonovelas

Augmented Fotonovelas

Bringing the print medium into the digital age by digitizing the fotonovela, and embedding video ethnographic interviews within the online fotonovela and making it accessible across multiple platforms.

As a community-engaged scholar, Leigh-Anna G. Hidalgo engages in critical and creative digital humanities research focused on contemporary urban struggles. She developed Augmented Fotonovelas, a digital humanities research method that both informs and invites – founded on urban ethnography and applied research methods, the production of Augmented Fotonovelas creates opportunities for researchers and communities to collaboratively engage in knowledge production by drawing on Augmented Reality (AR) and traditional ethnographic research methods to produce alternative narratives about the everyday lived experiences of Latinx people. Leigh-Anna is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY, Binghamton University. She earned her PhD from the Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies at the UCLA with certificates from the Community Scholars Program and the Urban Humanities Initiative. Driven by a community-engaged research praxis, she draws from empirical research leveraging urban stories and visual media to promote knowledge, action, and education.

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