Un equipo interdisciplinario trae su conjunto diverso de habilidades para un corpus de archivo.
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen es una Profesor Auxiliar de lingüística en Haverford College y desempeña su contrato conjuntamente en las universidades de Bryn Mawr y Swarthmore. Recibió su doctorado en lingüística de la Universidad de California, Los Ángeles en el 2006 y ha estado trabajando con el zapoteco colonial y moderno del valle desde 1999. Es co-autora de Cali Chiu? Un Curso del Zapoteco del Valle de Tlacolula (Munro, Lillehaugen y López 2007) y publica sobre la gramática del zapoteco colonial y moderno. En colaboracion con otros lingüístas, con el proyecto Living Tongues, y con hablantes nativos del idioma Zapoteca, Lillehaugen esta desarrollando un Diccionario Parlante de internet para las variedades de lenguages zapoteco del valle. Recibió una beca NEH en el verano del 2014 para traducir partes del Arte de Córdova en zapoteco y en agosto del 2015 con el apoyo de una beca NEH de un año, iniciará un proyecto para traducir un grupo de testamentos del zapoteco colonial del valle.
George Aaron Broadwell is Elling Eide Professor of Anthropology at University of Florida. His research focuses on the documentation of Native American languages, particularly in the southeastern United States and Oaxaca, Mexico. He has worked with Zapotec languages since 1989, with research on three modern varieties (Santa Ana del Valle, San Dionisio Ocotepec, and Macuiltianguis) as well as Colonial Valley Zapotec materials. He is the author of numerous publications on Zapotec and also author/editor of A Choctaw Reference Grammar; The origin of the sun and moon: A Copala Triqui legend; and Nana naguan' rihaan nij sii chihaan': Words of counsel for the Triqui people.
Michel R. Oudijk es un historiador/filólogo cuyo interés principal es la historiografía zapoteca y su relación con las comunidades de hoy en día. Desde 1992 ha trabajado en tres de las cuatro regiones zapotecas y es conocido por su análisis pictográfico así como el de los documentos alfabéticos, en los cuales relaciona con información histórica con los paisajes de hoy en día y la tradición oral. Su trabajo sobre la participación indígena en la conquista española de México ha abierto un área completamente nueva de estudio llamada la Nueva Historia de la Conquista. En el 2000 recibió su doctorado en la Universidad de Leiden, después del cual trabajó por un año en el Archivo General de Indias en Sevilla, España. De ahí fue profesor en la universidad de Copenhague, Dinamarca y desde el 2004 ha sido investigador en el Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Ha publicado siete libros y más de 40 artículos y capítulos en revistas y colecciones por todo el mundo, y es orador conocido en reuniones académicas internacionales y en eventos locales en comunidades indígenas.
Laurie Allen is the Director for Digital Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. She and her colleagues collaborate on new forms of scholarship to support campus-wide open access publishing, data curation & management, digital humanities, and mapping and geospatial data efforts. A native Philadelphia, she also serves as Research Director for Monument Lab, a public art and civic research project in Philadelphia. In late 2016, Allen and colleagues in the Penn Libraries helped start Data Refuge by teaming up with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities in an effort to help protect copies of federal environmental and climate data. Before joining the Penn Libraries, Laurie was the Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Research at Haverford College. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Bard College, and a Master's of Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
Mike Zarafonetis is Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services for Haverford College Libraries. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Kalamazoo College and a PhD in History from Auburn University. He designed and developed web exhibits at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware before coming to Haverford. Since 2011, Mike has supported faculty, staff, and students in the planning, design, and development of digital scholarship projects. These projects incorporate techniques like GIS mapping, data visualization, and text encoding and analysis. In addition to course support and exhibit design, Mike has developed curriculum for the Biblioteca de Haverford program at Haverford, and teaches in the Museum Studies graduate program at the University of Delaware.
Xóchitl Flores-Marcial is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at California State University Northridge (CSUN). She received her PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2015. Her book project, “The Zapotec of Oaxaca: A History of Guelaguetza, Community and Tradition in the Central Valley,” traces the evolution of the Zapotec cultural practice of Guelaguetza as a Mesoamerican sharing system of collaboration and exchange from the pre-Columbian period through the present. Her scholarly projects are centered on Zapotec History, Zapotec Diaspora in the US, Mesoamerican Societies, Oaxacan Indigenous Languages, Urban Indigenous Peoples, Digital Humanities and Ethnic Studies.
Her most recent project in collaboration with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles in their project for the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibit titled “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in LA” is on view at the Los Angeles Central Library through the Spring of 2018.
I was born in Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico, and am a native speaker of Valley Zapotec. Currently I teach English to high school students at CETIs 124 in Tlacolula. My education from primary school through University was in my home state of Oaxaca. My dad was an immigrant in the U.S. and we reunited in the U.S. after many years of not seeing each other. I lived in California for 14 years, during which I studied to earn my certification to teach English back home. It was during this time that I became a Zapotec activist. I hope to raise awareness on the importance of language preservation as an element of cultural identity in the state of Oaxaca.
Felipe H. Lopez is originally from the Zapotec town of San Lucas Quiaviní, Oaxaca. At the age of 16, he migrated to Los Angeles, California, speaking no English and little Spanish. By 2007 he had earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in urban planning, with research focusing on Mexican indigenous issues on both sides of the border. In 1992 he began collaborating with linguists in the documentation of his language and working on language valorization and preservation work. In 1999 he co-authored a trilingual Zapotec-Spanish-English dictionary (Munro & Lopez et al. 1999). He taught Zapotec language classes on at the University of California, San Diego and at UCLA using a textbook for which he is the co-author (Munro et al. 2006). His first Zapotec poems were published in the November 2017 volume of the Latin American Literary Review. His Zapotec short story Liaza chaa ‘I am going home’ was awarded the 2017 Premios CaSa prize, an annual competition for the creation of literature in Zapotec.
May Helena Plumb is a linguistics graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.A. in linguistics from Haverford College in 2016, where she wrote a thesis on conjunction in Colonial Valley Zapotec. As part of Ticha, she has worked on many projects, including the digitization of Zapotec manuscripts and the transcription and XML-encoding of Cordova's Arte
Ian Fisher is a linguistics and computer science major at Haverford College. He works on the front-end and back-end code for the Ticha website.
Conor Stuart Roe is also a linguistics and computer science double major at Haverford College. He works with Mike and Ian in Digital Scholarship to build and maintain the Ticha site and has participated as a linguistics student in the research of Colonial Valley Zapotec.