Author: Jessi Thomsen

Jessi Thomsen is pursuing her PhD in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition at Florida State University, where her golden retrievers supervise all of her scholarly endeavors and occasionally answer her emails.

Presenters: Jaime Desantiago (The University of Texas at El Paso), Bibhushana Poudyal (The University of Texas at El Paso), and Veronica Cruz (The University of Texas at El Paso) At the core of this panel was the sense that archives, at their most productive and generative, cannot be approached as and conceived of as static and monolithic repositories. Rather, archival work and archival spaces must be approached as always in process, a constant negotiation between evolving theoretical perspectives and ongoing curatorial practices. Jaime Desantiago, “Rethinking Agency: A New Materialist Approach to Hip Hop Archiving” Jaime Desantiago began the panel with…

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