Julia E. Monárrez Fragoso
Chicana Epistemologieson Memory and Human Worth on the US-Mexico Border Julia E. Monárrez Fragoso
I am a feminist border academician, who has been studied and researched onviolence against women, especially feminicide, social justice, and the nuda vida for inhabitants of Ciudad Juárez, a northern border city of México; and more recently, I have been working on the concept of memory related to violence. I would like to expand my knowledge and initiate a critical journey with the Chicana feminist legacy to learn about the vulnerability of life on the other side of the margin, the US-Mexican border. My research question for critical analysis asks: How Chicana feminist theoreticians reflect on the concept of memory in the analysis of the value andutility of persons on theUS-México border. The stages of this proposal consist of a subjective and an objective two-pronged approach. The first approach is subjective and it explores the implications, if any, of the personal experiences of memories of violence and the futility of life for Chicana authors. The second one is objective and it looks at Chicana feminists and their theoretical constructions of memory and their epistemologies of life. All these would allow me to gain a basic knowledge of the significant theoretical and methodological contributions of Chicana feminists to social sciences, humanities and history.