Go to the University Record to read "Cotera creates digital archive to document Chicana artifacts."


Cotera’s forthcoming book centers around her work with the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective. She also works with students to provide them with opportunities to contribute to the archives.

"This emancipatory archive speaks to students from so many different locations because this history kind of inserts a feeling that revolutionary thought and action is possible," Cotera said. "I want them to know that they have agency in shaping history. They can take what they’ve learned from this project and start their own.

"I want students to know that they need to make history that is alive and to change the now, not just to record the past."