HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 12, 2018) â€“ Dr. Lorena Gauthereau (Ph.D. '17), a Postdoctoral Fellow at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to fund â€śImmersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality.â€ť
This symposium will bring together a select group of specialists to design pedagogical material that addresses critical and practical needs in higher education in the humanities. The project team will prioritize incubating projects focused on Latina/o, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies, but will also consider how 3D/XR technologies and data curation can intersect with methodologies deriving from studies of cultural heritage, minority archives, race and ethnicity, women of color and feminist theory, community outreach, public humanities, and accessibility. Pedagogical material produced by the symposium participants will be made freely available to
Dr. Gauthereau will serve as the PI on the grant and will work with colleagues from across the country, including Dr. Eric Kaltman (Carnegie Mellon University), Dr. Jessica Linker (Bryn Mawr College), Dr. Emma Slayton (Carnegie Mellon University), Neil Weijer (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Alex Wermer-Colan (Temple University), and Dr. Chris Young (University of Toronto). â€śImmersive Pedagogyâ€ť is scheduled to take place in spring 2019 at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. To this end, the Foundation supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work. The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.
Lorena holds an M.A. in Hispanic Studies and a Ph.D. in English from Rice. Her 2017 dissertation, â€śClass, Race, and the Coloniality of Power in Mexican American Literature,â€ť was written under the supervision of Professor Jose Aranda. Her fields of scholarship include Chicana/o Studies, class analysis, affect theory, and postcolonial theory.