Elena Rebeca Gutierrez

    Email Address: elgut@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Gender and Women's Studies
    Secondary Department: Latin American and Latino Studies
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 1224 Phone: 6-9039
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/wsweb/people/faculty/gutierrez/gutierrez.html
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    oral history, qualitative interviews, Mexican-origin women's activism in Chicago, Reproductive politics, sterilization abuse, Chicana activism, feminist activism and organizing, health disparities

    the impact of Women's Studies and Chicana Feminism on social activism

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Qualifications of a Student:

    minimum G.P.A. 3.0

    solid writing skills

    familiarity with how to do secondary research and social science and humanities databases

    openness to learning and developing leadership

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    PROJECT A: Mexican American History in Chicago:

    In this project which is based in historical methods of oral history, document analysis and digital archiving, students will: help collect, annotate and organize bibliographic literature and primary documents, assist with oral history collection and transcription, timeline creation and website management. Some may also assist in processing documents, photos and other historical ephemera related to organizing and activism in Chicago (scanning, identifying and archiving).

    This project would be exciting to anyone wanting to learn the basic skills of comprehensive document collection, oral history interviewing, digital humanities.

    Project B: Reproductive Justice Virtual Library
    Students will work on a digital archive of research related to reproductive health and politics: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/center-on-reproductive-rights-and-justice/crrj-reproductive-justice-virtual-library/

    Students will locate, read and annotate relevant academic research, organizational reports and primary documents and contribute to a national database that connects academic research with social movements that are able to utilize this information for their efforts.

    Project C:
    Mapping the Impact of UIC's GWS Program in Chicago and Beyond
    An oral history / interview project documenting the history of the 50 years of the GWS program.

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