Latina History Project


The Latina History Project (LHP) at Southwestern University is “Co-directed by faculty members Dr. Brenda Sendejo (Anthropology) and Dr. Alison Kafer (Feminist Studies) the LHP is a faculty-student research project that aims to enhance undergraduate education and provide resources on Latina/o and Chicana/o history in the Central Texas region. While the project began with the goal of digitizing the ‘Rostros y Almas/Faces and Souls’ exhibit on local Tejanas, it has grown to encompass the broader mission of enhancing understandings of Latina/o and Chicana/o history. The LHP does so through the collection of oral histories from past and present members of Southwestern community as well as several activists, including key figures in the Chicana/o Movement in Texas.” Explore their Omeka collection and discover oral histories such as Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva’s narrative.

View their online exhibits here:

Oral History Project

Anthropology and Oral History: the Latina History Project in the News

The Legacy of La Raza Unida: Anthropology professor’s research focuses on early Chicana activists in Texas

[True] Stories Webinar on Oral History Methods, Dr. Brenda Sendejo

Unboxing the Buried Seeds of My Belonging


Beachside Historical Communities

Tensia Moriel Trejo, Susan Resnik, Annie Duval, and Jennifer Keil at the 35th Anniversary Celebration. Visit the beachside historical communities next time you’re in California! The Del Mar Historical Society and Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society would love to see you!

California Poster Event

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Hi, California Oral Historians! Please join the Southwest Oral History Association for a poster session at the Center for Oral & Public History, CSUF on Saturday, April 30th from 2-4pm. We’d be delighted to have you present your research or attend this function.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, April 15th, 2016. Applicants will be notified by April 22nd via email.

To submit a poster, please use the following link:

Please include the following pieces of information:

  1. Title of poster
  2. Abstract for poster
  3. Brief biographical statement or 1­ page CV

Visit our website to learn more:

Please direct any SOHA poster questions to Jennifer Keil, the SOHA California Delegate, at