Show Notes

To learn about a research application of the Enslaved database, we’re interviewing Marisol Fila, a PhD Candidate in Spanish and Portuguese in Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Her research explores articulations between diasporic and black national identities in digital and print presses from São Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Lisbon, Portugal. Her work highlights twenty-first-century publications and activism by black artists and intellectuals in these three cities. Marisol is also interested in Critical Pedagogy and Digital Humanities and in the ways in which technology and digital media can serve as a tool to share her research and work to a wider audience, but also to develop digital projects in partnership with Afro-descendant organizations across Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries.