This post is part of the Meet the ETCL Team series, which introduces the wonderful people who work in the lab and who have worked with us in the past.

Alan is a Mexican Research Assistant at ETCL and an MA student in Sociology at UVic. His role at ETCL involves user testing and onboarding for the Canadian HSS Commons. His research interests include web archives, digital pedagogy, open educational resources, and postcolonial digital humanities.

Alan previously worked remotely in the lab as a Mitacs Globalink Research intern in the summer of 2021, but the pandemic prevented him from traveling to Victoria to work in person. During that internship, Alan worked on an annotated bibliography project about pedagogy and training in regard to digital humanities, public humanities, and open resources. He also provided assistance with DHSI 2021—Online Edition, including translating key conference takeaways into Spanish as a DHSI Social Media Translator.

Alan is also collaborating on Huellas Incómodas (Uncomfortable Footprints), a digital archive documenting images and websites of feminist movements in Latin America. As part of the project, he coordinated the development of the web archive Feminist Activism in Latin America, one of the first web archives created in Mexico.