Gabriela Martinez, “Collective Memory: The Role of Media Makers”

Gabriela Martinez

Gabriela Martinez

141 Allen Hall
1020 University St.
UO campus

“Collective Memory: The Role of Media Makers”

A public lecture by Gabriela Martínez, 2014-15 Wayne Morse Resident Scholar and associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Dr. Martínez is also the associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

Martinez will discuss her current project, “Media, Democracy and the Construction of Collective Memory.” The project explores the role media and content producers play in shaping collective memories and what it means to “construct” collective memories and historical memories through the production of media.

The project asks: How does media production address human rights violations? How does it promote social change? How does media production strengthen democratic practices? She examines these questions across nations, including Peru, Guatemala and Mexico.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.

Sponsored by Media Studies at the School of Journalism and Communication and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.