Jorge Rojas-Alvarez


Community Data Clinic
5004 IS Bldg, 614 E Daniel St
Champaign, IL
United States


PhD student


Graduate Student in the Ph. D. program at the Institute of Communications Research in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My background is Computer Science and History of Technology. I have taken part in the design of public history exercises in national libraries in Colombia within topics of media memory of rural literacy programs based on a radio broadcast. In these exercises of public history, the libraries emerge as spaces of dialogue between historical documental archives and memories of users. My main pursuit is to find ways and places for co-construction of collective memory where the inquiry of the past empower communities to imagine diverse futures.