Learning with Baltimore’s Immigrant Communities: A Conversation with Tania Lizarazo

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Tania Lizarazo is an Assistant Professor in Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communications at UMBC. Her research interests include digital storytelling, Latin American cultural studies, transnational feminisms and performance studies. Initially exposed to digital storytelling as a PhD student at UC Davis, Tania collaborated on “Sexualidades Campesinas”  with LGBTQ members of farm working communities in … Read more

Finding the Story in the Middle: A Conversation with Denise Johnson and Lee Boot

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Lee Boot and Denise Johnson have collaborated on several community-based projects in Baltimore in which storytelling has played a key role. Lee is director of UMBC’s Imaging Research Center and approaches story work from the perspective of a documentary filmmaker. Denise is president of the Arch Social Community Network  and has extensive experience as a … Read more

Restorative Storytelling: Kaleigh Mrowka on Using Story Circle in Residential Spaces

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Kaleigh Mrowka is an Assistant Director for Residential Life at UMBC.  She uses story circles and storytelling in the context of restorative practices for proactive community building and for responding to harm with residential communities on campus. When we’re talking about restorative practices in the context of storytelling and circle work, we’re really talking about … Read more

Creating Stories about Times of Change: Galina Madjaroff Discusses the Erickson School’s First-Year Seminar

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Galina Madjaroff is a faculty member in the Erickson School of Aging Studies. She began working with digital storytelling in 2012 when she integrated the Charlestown Project into her First-Year Seminar (FYS) class, “Creating Stories about Times of Change.” This course explores common themes in adolescence and aging.  Students are brought together with seniors to … Read more