Writing

I am currently doing scholarly writing on Digital Rhetoric, New Media, Cyberculture, Human Mobility, Return Migration to Mexico, U.S.-Mexico borders, and Digital Public Humanities for Social justice.

Peer-Review Articles

El caso de United Fronteras: Computación mínima para desafiar fronteras en las humanidades digitales poscoloniales

Fernández, Sylvia, Rocha de Luna, Rubria, and Zapata, Annette. 

 Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol.16, no. 2, 2022. 

In 2019, the project United Fronteras began to counter the official or hegemonic representation of the Mexico-United States border in the digital cultural record and to inspire the questioning and critical development of materials or projects that utilize digital technologies to represent the border from various perspectives. This article touches on the process of how UF creates a transborder model of work between academics from different humanities disciplines and members of the community outside of academia to make use of postcolonial digital humanities and minimal computing practices and methodologies to generate a third digital space that demonstrates the diversity of (hi)stories from the border and to document the public memory of the materials and projects in this region. Additionally, the article suggests the use of minimal computing as a fundamental part of independent and autonomous projects that dedicate themselves to resisting the structures of power and physical and digital vigilance in border regions because of its ability to provide autonomy, independence, accessibility, functionality, security, neutrality, and material stability across borders. 

Humanidades públicas digitales: Construyendo una comunidad digital solidaria en Redes, migrantes sin fronteras 

Rocha de Luna, Rubria and Zavala García, Alicia

Hispania, vol. 104 no. 4, 2021, p. 691-703. 

In recent decades, US immigration policy has become more intolerant. Due to this situation, hundreds of migrants have been deported, separated, and imprisoned. However, along with the increase in migrant violence, pro-migrant humanitarian groups have also increased. This article analyzes the case of Redes, migrants without borders. Redes is an initiative that seeksIn recent years, the US immigration policy has become increasingly intolerant. This has led to the deportation, separation, and imprisonment of hundreds of migrants. However, amidst the rise in migrant violence, there has also been a surge in pro-migrant humanitarian groups. This article analyzes the case of Redes, migrants without borders. Redes is an initiative to create a digital community of solidarity between migrants and the organizations that support them. To examine the Redes platform, researchers have used digital public humanities and postcolonial digital humanities as these allow the study of the structures of government domination and control from different critical perspectives. The Redes platform is a third meeting space where pro-migrant associations and initiatives use vernacular rhetoric to counter the dominant rhetoric of power in social networks and other public spaces to build a digital community of solidarity between migrants and the associations that help them. To examine the Redes site, digital public humanities, and postcolonial digital humanities have been used as they allow the study of the structures of government domination and control from different critical perspectives. The Networks platform is a third meeting space in which pro-migrant associations and initiatives use vernacular rhetoric to oppose the rhetoric of power that dominates social networks and other public spaces.

Sigmund Freud addressed the psychological conflict that arises in childhood upon learning about sexuality in his work "On the Sexual Theories of Children" (1906). Carlos Saura's film "Cría cuervos" (1976) analyzes this conflict through the experiences of Ana, the protagonist. The movie is based on the idea that children develop fantastical theories about their parents' sexuality, conception, and pregnancy. Ana's ideas are formed from what she observes and hears around her as a child, which she tries to make sense of as an adult.

Reviews

Rev. of Humanizing Deportation 

Rocha de Luna, Rubria

-Digital Archive by Robert Irwing-. Reviews in Digital Humanities. Aug/Sep, 2020 

Rev. of Cristina Rivera Garza. Ningún crítico cuenta esto… by Oswaldo Estrada

Rocha de Luna, Rubria

Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. May, 2013: 42.1. 

Non-Research Articles

NewsRedes Vol. 4

Editor and author of some articles. 

October, 2021

NewsRedes Vol. 3

Editor and author of some articles. 

June, 2021

NewsRedes Vol. 2


Editor and author of some articles. 

March, 2021

NewsRedes Vol. 1


Editor and author of some articles. 

November, 2020

Seamos aliados


Rocha de Luna, Rubria

Reflexiones, Torn Apart/Separados Vol. 2 (2018)