Maria Cotera, Associate Professor of American Culture and of Women’s Studies Featured in the University Record
"I want students to know that they need to make history that is alive and to change the now, not just to record the past."
- Maria Cotera
Maria Cotera has an extensive knowledge of Chicana feminists’ contributions to American history and is sharing it through a project she co-founded in 2009.Cotera, associate professor of American Culture and of women’s studies, is one of the founders of the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Project, a digital archive for documenting Chicana artifacts.“We tend to think of digital humanities and digital platforms as products of the post-2000s,” she said. “But a lot of women of color in the 1970s were working in this field.”