Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Period of Performance

2/1/2021 - 7/31/2024

Funding Totals

$149,890.00 (approved)
$149,890.00 (awarded)

Critical Approaches to Place: Teaching Narrative Mapping in Southern New Mexico

FAIN: AC-277380-21

New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM 88003-8002)
Eric Magrane (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
Kerry Banazek (Co Project Director: December 2020 to present)

A two-year project to develop curriculum integrating geography, English, and digital humanities.

“Critical Approaches to Place: Teaching Narrative Mapping in Southern New Mexico” is a three-year curriculum development and public engagement project organized by collaborators from New Mexico State University (NMSU)’s Geography and English departments. It includes a faculty development workshop, which will help instructors from diverse disciplines develop digital story mapping assignments that support first-generation, multilingual, and binational students in unique ways. Additional project components include: a new geohumanities course co-taught by the project directors, a public lecture series, and a bilingual public exhibit developed in partnership with the Las Cruces Museum System that highlights student work. Taking Story Maps as a common starting place helps faculty participants, students, and community partners develop stronger relationships with one another and understand how the humanities provide essential insights into place and global environmental challenges.

Associated Products

Critical Approaches to Place project website (Web Resource)
Title: Critical Approaches to Place project website
Author: Banazek and Magrane
Abstract: This is the project website for Critical Approaches to Place. It includes background information on the project as well as information and resources related to the project's multiple components.
Year: 2022
Primary URL: