We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Magdalena Novoa, based at the University of Illinois, has joined DePOT as a Co-Investigator. Dr. Novoa’s socially engaged scholarship focuses on the intersections of cultural heritage and social justice, industrial heritage and gender, and the politics of memory and grassroots organizing in Chile. Dr. Novoa’s current project, focusing on three sites in Southern Chile that are at the heart of women-led grassroots industrial heritage organizing, will expand the transnational reach of our project’s research on industrial heritage, and offer important insights to our ongoing research on gender and deindustrialization. The new partnership with the University of Illinois’s Department of Urban Planning will also strengthen DePOT’s presence in the United States and add to our growing number of affiliated graduate students.

Read more about Dr. Novoa’s work on her profile.

Featured Image: Women from the ex-coal mining town of Lota working on a collaborative arpillera urbana (textile art) depicting the history of their town. Photo by Magdalena Novoa.