In 2021, the Libraries announced the first cohort of grant recipients for the three-year $750,000 Mellon Foundation Digital Borderlands grant will focus on highlighting more perspectives of the history, culture and experiences of people who live and work on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
That cohort is led by Dean Shan Sutton (principal investigator), Special Collections Head Verónica Reyes-Escudero (co-principal investigator), and Research Engagement Head Megan Senseney (co-principal investigator). This month, two of the grant project teams are holding launch events that are open to the public.
Digital Borderlands Showcase
- Thursday, Feb. 16
- CATalyst Studios, Main Library
Shan will speak at the Border Hub / Centro Fronterizo event about a new interactive bilingual website for U.S.-Mexico Borderlands research and storytelling.
'DETAINED' Archive Launch Event
- Wednesday, Feb. 22
- Blacklidge Community Collective, 101 E. Ventura Street (off campus)
"DETAINED: Voices from the Migrant Incarceration System" is a collaboration to collect and publicly archive the stories of asylum seekers and undocumented migrants incarcerated by immigration authorities in Arizona.