Master of Arts (MA)
First Advisor's Name
Vanessa K. Sohan
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Second Advisor's Committee Title
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oral history, counterstory, latinx, cultural rhetoric, podcasting, Gloria Anzaldua, graduate students
Date of Defense
“Storying Reality” aims to preserve counterstories told by Latinx graduate students in Florida International University’s English graduate program through the recordings of oral history interviews which have been compiled into a podcast of the same name. This thesis emphasizes enacting the methodology of counterstory through the method of oral history as a way to fill the gap in FIU’s archive regarding Latinx graduate students’ experiences. This thesis also serves as a way of engaging with counterstory through the underutilized modality of sound. The podcast features a close-reading of Gloria Anzaldúa’s use of counterstory in Borderlands, five oral history interviews, and a reflection on the interview process. The written portion of this thesis explains the theoretical frameworks utilized, the methods for creating the podcast, and transcripts of the interviews.
Texidor, Melissa, "Storying Reality: Preserving Counterstories Through Oral Histories of Latinx Graduate Students" (2022). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4960.
Episode 2 - Counterstory in Borderlands.mp3 (10976 kB)
Episode 3 - Oral History Interview with Joy Serrano.mp3 (27156 kB)
Episode 4 - Oral History Interview with Jennifer Pena.mp3 (29938 kB)
Episode 5 - Oral History Interview with Amanda Sejio.mp3 (27722 kB)
Episode 6 - Oral History Interview with Rocio Rodriquez.mp3 (26389 kB)
Episode 7 - Oral History Interview with Austin Torres.mp3 (29200 kB)
Episode 8 - Reflecting on the Process.mp3 (5898 kB)
Melissa Texidor_IRB Approval for M2.jpg (94 kB)
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