- Nancy Raquel Mirabal
Associate Professor of Latino Studies at San Francisco State University. She is a historian who has published widely on the history of Afro-diasporic communities in the United States. She has edited an anthology with Agustin Laóó Montes, Technofuturos: Critical Interventions in Latina/o Studies (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), and is completing a manuscript, Hemispheric Notions: Diaspora, Masculinity, and the Racial Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1933. Mirabal is a trained oral historian who has directed and consulted on several community oral history projects. She has developed an ongoing collaborative community oral history/community archive project with AccionLatina (Latina/o community agency) and El Tecolote (local bilingual language newspaper) on the history of Mission District Latina/o activist from the 1960s and 1970s. She has also served as a consultant on ¡¡Makibaka!, a technology-infused and interactive Filipino community oral history project that included art, dance, and activism.