University of Houston Graduate Research Fellows (RFs) at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (Recovery) work closely with archival texts, such as periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, albums, correspondence, books, ephemera and other documents. In doing so, they gain valuable experience with archival collections and asset management. The US Latino Digital Humanities Program (USLDH) at Recovery provides training in digital tools and students contribute to digital humanities data and projects.
RFs have the opportunity to learn the following skills:
- Scanning of archival items
- Microfilm scanning
- Handling and preserving archival texts
- Inventory of primary documents
- Organizing collections
- Creating finding aids
- Curating exhibits
- Database research
- Primary document research
- Asset management
- Data management (with spreadsheets)
- Metadata creation
- Metadata translation
- Familiarity with Library of Congress Subject Headings
- E-book editing and translation (APP Digital)
- Digital archives (Omeka)
- Digital tools (mapping, timelines, digital collections, OpenRefine)
- Archival theory
- Digital humanities theory
- Academic conference presentations
- Academic conference posters
- Planning an academic conference
- Public writing (Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage blog)
- Project management
- Leading workshops/trainings
Partial funding for these positions comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Houston's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Dean’s Office, Arte Público Press and the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Program.
To learn more about University of Houston Graduate Research Fellowships at Recovery, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our 2021-2022 Research Fellows
Roselia Bañuelos is a Master's student at the Graduate College of Social Work. Her research interests include the neurology of violence and its manifestations in our systems, children's rights, ratification by the US of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, interoception, whole brain engagement and educational reform.
Maribel Bello is a PhD student in the Hispanic Studies Department. Her research interests include emotional migration, Mexican rural men’s oral histories, biodrama studies and emotional methodologies.
Iván Brave is a research and editorial assistant at Arte Público Press, as well as a PhD student in the Hispanic Studies Department. His interests include identity, art and the humanities.
Javier Franco is a PhD student in the Hispanic Studies Department. His research interests include trauma studies, queer theory, film & media studies, and transvestism in 20th and 21st century Mexican literature.
Yanina Hernández is a PhD student in the Hispanic Studies Department. Her research interests include Spanish as a heritage language, Spanish language acquisition, sociolinguistics and the development of OER material for Spanish language courses.
Elías David Navarro is a PhD student in the Hispanic Studies Department with a concentration in creative writing. His research interests include fractal literature and its possibilities for retelling stories that deal with contemporary themes, such as migration in the anthropocene and geological-approach writing (escrituras geológicas).
Shine Trabucco is a PhD student in the History Department. Her research interests include 19th century US history, borderlands and digital public history.