Aresty Research Assistant
Dictionary of Latin American Identities: Continuing Research, Future Looks, Data Collection, and Cloud/Searchable Digitization
Project Summary
This project continues a theme of 40+ years of research started as a graduate student. The DLAI in its current manifestation is a collection of the first 2 editions of the Dictionary of Latin American Racial and Ethnic Terminology, for which I was the sole author. DLAI is a collaboration between me and John Maddox, a scholar at the University of Alabama Birmingham; the first paper edition was published in summer 2021.

As we move further into the 21st century, it is abundantly clear to us that the DLAI needs to become a virtual, searchable, online tools for scholars of race, ethnicity, gender, and other identities in the Americas that speak Spanish, French, Portuguese, and their creole varieties. With that goal in mind, this project expects help from RAs to 1) further data collection, both electronically and in paper form, 2) pursue other bibliographic information, and 3) help build (or find) a digital framework suitable for online delivery of the next edition of the DLAI.



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