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Yvette Ramirez


Yvette is a PhD candidate at the School of Information and a Digital Studies Institute certificate student. As a researcher & archivist, her work is inspired by the complexities of memory and information transmission within Andean and other diasporic Latinx communities of Indigenous descent. Through her research on ontology, the nature of being, and epistemology, the nature of knowing, she hopes to provide a useful framing by which to look at memory and by extension recordkeeping. A framing where memory constitutes a politics of hope and liberatory praxis for Indigenous Diasporas. With nearly a decade of experience as an arts administrator, Yvette has also worked alongside community-based and cultural organizations in the New York City area. 

Yvette is a member of the Archives, Records, and (digital) Curation Research Group, and is an affiliated Graduate Researcher for the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing. She is also a co-founding member of the collective Archivistas en Espanglish, a transnational collective of archivists throughout the Americas. She is advised by Ricky Punzalan.



Areas of interest

Diaspora Studies, Decolonial Theory, Critical Latinx Indigeneities, Memory Studies, Archival Studies, Cultural Anthropology & Decolonial Environmental Studies. 

Yvette uses qualitative methods and is interested in Critical Ethnography, Arts-based Methods and Participatory Action Research.

Honors & Awards

University of Michigan School of Information Achievement Fellowship 
Digital Library Federation & Association of Research Libraries’ Forum Fellow


MSI in Information, University of Michigan 
B.A. in Political Science and Romance Languages, Hunter College, City University of New York

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UMSI research roundup. UMSI researchers at Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) 2023. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.
UMSI Research Roundup: Archival Education and Research Institute

UMSI researchers and PhD student publications and workshops for AERI 2023.

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