Melissa Villa Nicholas
This project is meant to further develop a model of Latina immigrant community technology engagements, that builds on previous theory and empirical research. The purpose of this research is to interview Latina immigrant women in Riverside County to lay the foundation for the P.I. to apply for a large 3-year grant in 2023 available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The larger project’s goal seeks to: build information and technology skills and interrogations through a series of meetings and workshops; build within a community that engages Latina’s of different citizenship status’ in a targeted area around technology needs, practices, and criticisms; and develops a toolkit around Latina immigrant community’s perspective and analysis of information technologies for dissemination among the LIS community more broadly.