A research project exploring the Latin American Diaspora experience in the United States
The Latin American Diaspora Archive aims to hold the largest repository of personal accounts from the Latin American diaspora in the United States.
The Latin American Diaspora Archive is an academic effort to collect, preserve and showcase the stories and voices of the Latin American diaspora in the United States.
WHO WE ARE
Andrea Fanta, Ph.D.
Founder and Director
Diana Ramírez, M.A.
Gabriel Mañana, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
MIGRATION STORIES PROJECT
The Latin American Diaspora Archive aims to collect, preserve and exhibit personal stories, experiences, memories, and affect that stem from having left a homeland. We seek to preserve these memories through voice and video recordings of interviews and conversations.
The collection of these stories and experiences will provide our communities a sense of belonging and pride by finding that many others identify and recognize themselves in the narratives. It can help us understand the different roles that the Latin American diaspora has played in building our communities and the deep roots that hold together the social fabric of the United States.
Examine the political, historical, social, and cultural realities of the Latin American Diaspora in the United States.
Engage in scholarly dissemination of the research findings through audio-archives, visual documentary, podcast productions and scholarly publications focused on understanding the places and roles the Latin American Diaspora has had in the history of the United States.
In order to collect the stories we will schedule an interview that should last approximately one and a half hours. During that time we explain the objectives of the archive, the interview process and the ways in which the stories will be analyzed, studied and published. The interview will be recorded and transcribed.
The Latin American Diaspora Archive is funded in part by: