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Humanities Combating Isolation (2020): Multilingual Youth as Curators

Public Humanities, Explorations in the Public Humanities, Building Publics

dateJune 3, 2020 timeWednesday, 4:00pm EDT locationVirtual Event
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
  • Image Credit/Caption: Image by Victor Moriyama, Sao Paolo, March 18th 2020 from “The Great Empty,” The New York Times, March 20th, 2020
Apartment building with people visible in many of the windows

This week's Building Publics event explores methods of engagement with youth communities, particularly Spanish-speaking and Latin American indigenous communities, through arts and curatorial practices and modes of pedagogy. Fellow Alexandria Mendez will be in conversation with James Doyle, PhD Assistant Curator at the MET, and Carisa Musialik, DOE Teacher in New York City.

Alexandra Méndez is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) at Columbia University. She received her B.A. from Harvard in the History and Literature of Latin America. Her research focuses on narratives about the New World and their circulation and publication between the Americas, Spain, and Venice in the sixteenth century. She was a 2018-2019 Graduate Fellow with the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Global Language Justice through ICLS, and her book reviews have appeared in Public Books and the Harvard Review Online.