Project Team, Haverford College, Pennsylvania

  • Alex Galarza, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation and Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • Brie Gettleson, Research and Instruction Librarian
  • Andy Janco, Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Krista Oldham, College Archivist
  • Emily Thaisrivongs, Metadata Librarian
  • Mike Zarafonetis, Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Research Services
  • Terry Snyder, Librarian of the College

Project Team, Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo, Guatemala City

  • Carlos Juárez, Coordinator of the GAM Digital Archive
  • Daniel Alvarado, Coordinator of Digitization
  • Pablo Galeano, Journalism and Communication Student

Digital Scholarship Compañeros

  • Natalia Mora ‘21 – Natalia is a second year Anthropology student with a Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies concentration. Her research focuses on United States foreign policy in respect to the Cold War and the fight against terrorism. As a Colombian born American citizen, Natalia has seen the effects of US foreign policy in her home country and is interested in seeing how it parallels to events in the Middle East. She also wishes to do comparative work on the topic of genocide within Guatemala and Spain, specifically related to the Spanish Inquisition.
  • Tania Ortega ‘19 – Tania is a senior Anthropology major and Latin American studies minor. She is interested in care theory and how migration impacts mothering practices and experiences. For the past three years she has been involved in different areas of support for migrants and refugees, including education for children of migrants and legal and social work. Within the GAM project, she is interested in the voices and experiences of mothers, particularly through a close analysis of letters and testimonies.
  • Mariana Ramírez ‘20 – Mariana is an Anthropology and Spanish major with a concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies. She is interested in issues of immigration, farmworker justice, and post-conflict restorative justice. She has been involved with the GAM Digitization project since her sophomore year and sees her work with the project as an important way to promote historical memory. Mariana’s current research focuses on student activism at the USAC in the late eighties.
  • Rafael Rodríguez-Charris ‘20 –Rafael is a junior Computer Science major and an Economics minor. His research is focused on the cultural activism that indigenous groups in Guatemala have taken to gain recognition at a national level. In order to observe this phenomenon, the research will analyze the politics of language and the initiatives proposed by the indigenous groups in the region, explained by post-colonialist theory of International Relations, which seek to focus the narrative and demands from the standpoint of the oppressed, in this case, the indigenous groups in the region.
  • Saul Ontiveros ‘22 –Saul is a first year student and a prospective Political Science major and Spanish Minor. He is interested in state legitimacy and how immigrants challenge capitalist and nation-state systems. His current research with the GAM is focusing on student activism. Saul will travel to Mexico in the winter to conduct a field study on the U.S-Mexico Border and will assist the Casa de Los Amigos in assisting South American migrants.
  • Luis Contreras-Orendain ‘21 –Luis is a Sophomore and a potential Computer Science and/or Physics major. He is interested in how computers can be used to improve the lives of people. Previously, he has worked with John Dougherty in the CS department in improving the introductory courses to be more accessible to students and prepare them for the next set of classes.
  • Federico Perelmuter ‘21 –Federico is a Sophomore, and a potential English and/or Comparative Literature and/or Philosophy major/minor. He is interested in Latin American Literature, and particularly fascinated by critical theory and the way rhetorical constructions facilitate the practice of memory in a post-genocidal setting. His investigations with the GAM will be focused on the role of photographs (both physical object and image) of the disappeared in constructing and performing memory within the larger context of an archive.
  • Chloe Juriansz ‘21 –Chloe is a sophomore from Gilbert, Arizona who plans to major in Anthropology and minor in Spanish. Her current research is centered around disappeared children. She has previously worked with Migration Resource Center, a non-profit dedicated to providing low-cost legal services to the immigrant community in Phoenix. She currently works with Puentes de Salud to help provide after school programming to the Latinx immigrant community in Philadelphia.

Past Digital Scholarship Compañeros

  • Rosemary Cohen ‘18
  • Ashley Guzman ‘19
  • Zakkai Markowitz ‘21