Jane Grant Room
330 Hendricks Hall
University of Oregon campus

Sonia De La Cruz: “The Effects of Collaborative Media on Lived Experiences: The Case of the Women of Trama Textiles in Guatemala”

This project will work towards finishing a publishable article about a collaborative video produced with indigenous women in Guatemala. The overall purpose of this analysis is to be able to enhance knowledge about Central American grassroots organizations and understand how the production of media can create avenues for social development and empowerment. Research activities include revisiting collected images and video footage, which will help bring about emotions and memories of time spent in Guatemala, as well as triggering deeper reflections of the collaborative experience. Follow-up phone interviews will also be conducted to further assess the collaborative process.