Author: alicee

Joan Acker—Capturing the Spirit of Oregon

Joan Acker is one of eight people who will be honored during Lane County’s Sixth Annual Older Americans Month celebration on May 6. The theme this year is “Lane County Honors Older Americans Who Capture the Spirit of Oregon.” Following is the nomination letter submitted by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.
Joan […]

An Old Map, Little Black Fruits, and Female Spirits

From the Field: Americas Research Interest Group
by Gabriela Martínez, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication and Stephanie Wood, Senior Research Associate, CSWS
Bety Cruz takes a close look at pre-Columbian pottery bits.
Today we went to some Zapotec communities not far from Oaxaca city, accompanied by Beatriz (“Bety”) Cruz, a graduate student from the same region […]

Monoliths, Silk Worms, and Scholarships

From the Field: Americas Research Interest Group
by Stephanie Wood, Senior Research Associate, CSWS

Zoila Bautista Hernández
Oaxaca, Mexico—On March 22nd Gabriela Martínez and I went deep into the Mixteca Alta to visit an archive in search of early manuscripts (kind of a bust) and then to go to a pueblo where one of the young […]

Reconstructing the Lives of Zapotec Women

Filmmaker Gabriela Martínez with Juana Vásquez Vásquez
From the Field: Americas Research Interest Group
by Gabriela Martínez, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication and Stephanie Wood, Senior Research Associate, CSWS

Oaxaca, Mexico—Yesterday, we began work on a pilot film for a larger documentary on the “triple rescue” of colonial Mexican manuscripts. We are speaking of 16th- […]