Osa Hidalgo de la Riva Herstory Project| UCSC Summer Intensive Two-Week Group Tutorial 2023| July 24-28 & July 31-August 4, 2023| 10 AM-5 PM

March 16, 2022


Participate in this unique Summer Intensive opportunity with Chicanx scholars, artists, and archivists from July 24- August 4, 2023, at UCSC. Students can even apply for a fellowship!

This 2-week Summer Research Intensive invites students to work with archivists, artists, and scholars to focus on the digitization, interpretation, and preservation of the extensive personal archive of queer Chicanx filmmaker, poet, and artist Dr. Osa Hidalgo de la Riva. The de la Riva archive is a collection of documents, films (35mm, VHS, etc), artworks, etc., reaching back to the 1960s held by Santa Cruz-based filmmaker Osa de la Riva who established the “mujerista” approach to filmmaking. Students will collaborate with the Maria Cotera from Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective (CPMR), a post-custodial digital archive documenting the rich history of Chicana feminist praxis in the 1960s and 1970s through an oral history and archival collection initiative. Additional instuctors include Prof. John Jota Leaños (UCSC), Teresa Mora (UCSC), Linda Garcia Merchant (University of Houston), and Rebecca Hernandez (UCSC).

Students will explore the history and development of Chicana Feminism and its intersection with the arts, politics, and LGBTQ activism in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The first week of the Tutorial will be structured around a series of guest lectures, film screenings, and skill-building workshops. In the second week of the Tutorial, students will apply what they have learned as they work directly with digitizing and cataloging Osa Hidalgo de la Riva's personal archive.

Please send questions to Teresa Mora (tmora1@ucsc.edu) and/or Prof. John Jota Leaños (jleanos@ucsc.edu).

Porter College has generously provided funds for 8 Student Fellowships ($1850/student) to offset the costs of UCSC undergraduate students participating in this program. Please complete the short application fellowship if you are interested in applying for funding. In addition, students will be provided with lunch everyday.

FILM 193F Group Tutorial 70466: The Class Number for students to enroll in this course via independent study is 70466. UCSC students may enroll in this course by following the instructions outlined here. Please note that because this is considered an independent study course, it will not appear in the list of FDM courses offered on the Summer Session website. Still, the course is available for students to enroll in via the independent study enrollment process. 
  1. Please contact Film & Digital Media Undergraduate Advisor Dominic Goggins-Rendón to indicate your interest in this opportunity (fdmadvising@ucsc.edu).  Dominic will provide assistance in completing the proper form oulined in steps 2-5 below.

  2. To complete this form, you will need the name and emails of your Faculty Sponsor (John Jota Leaños, jleanos@ucsc.edu) and your Department Chair, Provost, Dean, or Designee. You must use their individual UCSC email addresses (not an alias or general adviser email).

  3. You will be required to authenticate your form. An email will come to your UCSC email to complete the authentication process.
  4. Once you have signed your form, it is routed to your faculty sponsor, then your Department Chair, Provost, Dean, or Designee to e-sign.
  5. Once they have e-signed, all parties will receive an email of the completed form, and the Summer Session staff will enroll you within three business days (after May 1). You will see it successfully in your portal once you’re enrolled.