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Digital Cuentos

The Digital Cuentos project is a compilation of audio visual narratives published by students enrolled through the New Mexico Villages and Cultural Landscapes and New Mexico’s Literary Landscape classes under the supervision of Levi Romero, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UNM. Students were asked to interview a family or community member in a resolana style dialogue. The primary focus of the assignment was to foster conversations between students and people in their lives whose knowledge, wisdom, and histories have been overshadowed by the student’s emphasis on academic study. Inspired by course readings in Resolana: Emerging Chicano Dialogues On Community, students reclaimed personal histories through platicas with family elders and plain ordinary folk who had lived remarkable lives. These written documentations were then transformed into digital stories that reflect current creativities in Chicano/a Studies. The interdisciplinary and documentary studies initiative in CCS addresses contemporary issues and concerns of preservation and sustainability through the physical and cultural mapping of the human terrain. We hope you will enjoy the digital cuentos and be inspired to reflect, document, and most importantly, engage in a platica with someone who is dying to tell you their story.

Spring 2015

  1. Selenah Kaiser
  2. Greg Garcia
  3. Brianna Waggoner
  4. Edith Garcia
  5. Shannon Bungart
  6. Ken Detro
  7. Elisa Cedillos
  8. Victor Martinez
  9. Signe Feddersen
  10. Yarrow Perea
  11. Julie Bustamante
  12. Raquel River
  13. Joel Wiglesworth

Fall 2014

  1. Joel Wiglesworth
  2. Alanna Oldfield
  3. Mark Fisher
  4. Sherre Franklin
  5. Chris Beaty
  6. Victoria Roybal
  7. Selenah Kaiser
  8. Stephen Romero
  9. Joy Pfeil
  10. Toribio Garcia

Spring 2014

  1. Ryan Newbill
  2. Ashley Leyba
  3. Cindy Boutelle
  4. Chris Baca
  5. AJ Beach
  6. Ray Ruiz
  7. Bridget Llanes
  8. Terrence Baker
  9. Alanna Ofield
  10. Angelica Padilla
  11. Camilo Montano
  12. Margo Tucker
  13. Ryan Martinez
  14. Nicolas Flores
  15. Jeff Fredine
  16. Stephen Romero
  17. Anthony Maestas
  18. Antonia Romero
  19. Tony Tafoya
  20. Jonathan Schneider
  21. Toribio Garcia
  22. Cassandra Sanchez

Fall 2013

  1. Maria Alicia Monclova
  2. Terence Baker
  3. Andrea Valenzuela
  4. Mercedes Avila
  5. Ben Martinez
  6. Leslie Plata
  7. Angelica Padilla
  8. Sara Eiker
  9. Elias McEntire
  10. Alexandrea Pena
  11. Meghan Brown
  12. Denna Orr
  13. Cristina Cervantes
  14. Ebhen Reed
  15. Tere Baca

Spring 2013

  1. Mark Fisher
  2. Lucia Wilfon
  3. Marisa Pankey
  4. Laurence Tratalos
  5. Alina Gallegos
  6. Andrew Cordova
  7. Alyce Ramos
  8. Andrew Herring
  9. Bertha Gomez
  10. Ashley Wegle
  11. Benjamin Martinez
  12. Brittany Herrera
  13. Carl Quintana
  14. Gloria Martinez
  15. Daniella Rodarte
  16. Estevan Meyer
  17. Brennan Clarke
  18. Jessica Stevens
  19. Kathy McCully
  20. Mariah Maestas
  21. Michel Wingard
  22. Stephanie Zuni
  23. Tere Baca
  24. Tara Freelander

Fall 2012

  1. Vincent Spiak
  2. Alex Donaldson
  3. Ben McCallum
  4. Nataly Mijares
  5. Alina Gallegos
  6. Tania Martinez
  7. Jed Webb
  8. Laurence Tratalos
  9. Carl Quintana
  10. Alejandra Parilla-Paz
  11. Tyler Mundy
  12. Sage Vogel
  13. Patricia Valderrama
  14. Adam Alvarez
  15. Griffin Arellano

Spring 2012

  1. Susan Aranda
  2. Pamela Lunderman
  3. Marcus Lucero
  4. Anna Cabrera
  5. Melissa Gallegos
  6. Stephen Weinkauf
  7. Cynthia Killough
  8. Pete Domenici, Jr.
  9. Melissa Saenz
  10. Olivia Romo
  11. Crystal Quintana
  12. Denise Rincon
  13. Rachel August
  14. Alejandrina Padilla
  15. Philip Marlowe Johnson
  16. Adriana Baca
  17. Mimi Maynard
  18. Jamie Hensley
  19. Marcos Lujan
  20. Natalie Brigance
  21. Jordan Moore
  22. Marron Cooney

Check out Professor Romero’s interview about the Digital Cuentos project with the Albuquerque Journal here.

The Digital Cuentos were produced as class projects and are not intended for commercial purposes of any kind.