Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 3:00pm
73 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
Narratives around Latinxs and information technologies have traditionally focused on a "lack," for example the large gaps in Latinx representations in STEM fields, the underrepresentation of Latinx employment in tech startups, and the "digital divide" conversation, which has traditionally focused on the lack of technological skills deployed by Latinxs. In this talk, Melissa Villa-Nicholas will give a historical look at Latinx information technology labor in the United States, looking at the various types of technological and digital labor that Latinxs have engaged with from 1870-present.
Melissas Villa-Nicholas is Assitant Professor at URI's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
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