Hi All –
Since you will see my name on your ballot for our forum’s executive committee elections this Fall, I wanted to introduce myself. (You can also check out my MLA commons profile for more details!)
I am a Latin American literary scholar, bibliographer, and digital humanist, currently working as a postdoc in the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton. In my research I focus on pressing issues of access and maintenance of both print and digital materials, especially in regions with limited resources. From a material perspective, I advocate for access to physical books, archives, records, and documents as well as the preservation and maintenance of these resources for future generations. From a digital perspective, I engineer projects with freely accessible files that are transferable to a larger number of platforms, software, and programs, thus making my data easily available to other scholars around the globe. As a Latin Americanist, I am eager for the opportunity to serve on this forum’s executive committee in order to help represent one of the many underrepresented disciplines in bibliography and scholarly editing. I also hope that this position will allow for crucial dialogues and collaborations across disciplinary and linguistic divides and, in the process, bring more attention to bibliographical research in Latin America.
With every best wish,