Hillel, Meeting Room
This seminar blends reflections from almost four decades in the academy with practical advice for meeting the expected and unexpected challenges (and rewards) along the way. In particular, Ruiz will focus on the ways in which to read an archive when searching for Latina sources, accessing hidden stories as well as those in plain sight. In addition, she will address the surprising consequences of oral history and the meaning of memories, real or imagined. As importantly, the seminar will underscore the power of public history and the gift of collaboration.