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SOE Speaker Series: Multimedia Representations of Mexican Immigration to the US

Thursday, 30 September, 2021

Multimedia technologies offer scholars the opportunity to represent academic research in new ways. But they remain controversial and underutilized. What affordances do new technologies have, and is it possible to represent scholarly research in nontraditional media and maintain academic rigor? This presentation explores these questions with illustrations from a long-term ethnographic research project in one New Latino Diaspora town. The presentation combines scholarly text with three short films. Films make ethnographic stories more vivid, and they also capture embodied dispositions in a way that better communicates scholarly accounts of tacit, embodied habits as central to social life. 

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About Dr. Wortham:

An award-winning teacher, scholar, and documentary film producer, Stanton E. F. Wortham, Ph.D., is the Lynch School's inaugural Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean at Boston College. A linguistic anthropologist and educational ethnographer with a particular expertise in how identities develop in human interactions, Wortham has conducted research spanning education, anthropology, linguistics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. He is the author or editor of nine books and more than 80 articles and chapters that cover a range of topics including linguistic anthropology, discourse analysis, “learning identity”, and education in the new Latino diaspora. 

Light refreshments will be served.

  Tegeler Hall Room 104

Attendance limited to SLU Students and Employees due to COVID Restrictions.