Huellas Incómodas Uncomfortable Footprints

Huellas Incomodas

Huellas Incómodas / Uncomfortable Footprints

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Sylvia Fernández-Quintanilla
Public and Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Brian Rosenblum
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities Scholarly Digital Initiatives Librarian, KU Libraries

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (Toluca, Mexico)

University of Cuenca, Ecuador

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

Consulting, coordination, and web hosting provided by the IDRH

Digital Archives


Under the absence, constant threats and the risk of disappearing from the memory of humanity, Huellas Incómodas / Uncomfortable Footprints, emerges as a documentary preservation initiative that works to document, preserve and generate a (digital) legacy of collective memory and the right to the truth from the struggles for a more just society.

  • We are an international collective of students, scholars, community members (at this moment in Ecuador, Mexico, and the United States) dedicated to documenting, contextualizing, and digitally preserving the traces of local social protest movements in the Americas.
  • We explore issues related to the collection and visualization of this material--including privacy, ephemerality, intellectual rights, and community partnerships--through a series of location-specific case studies.
  • We seek to come together with activists and participants to learn skills to document these instants of interventions with the hope to create a communal digital repository in the Americas.
  • We are committed to non-hierarchical learning, teaching, and collaborating through digital projects across international and disciplinary borders.


The project of Huellas Incómodas / Uncomfortable Footprints derived from an interdisciplinary dialogue, therefore, the research team is made up of experts in different disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and applied sciences (women's, gender and sexualities studies, anthropology, sociologies, digital humanities, library studies, architecture, geography, systems engineering, and others).

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (Toluca, Mexico)

Verónica Benítez-Pérez

Alan Colín-Arce

Isabel Colín-Torres

Abraham Monroy-García

Adriana Pérez-García 

Michelle Ramírez-Sánchez

Rosario Rogel-Salazar

Irvin Santiago-Bautista

University of Cuenca, Ecuador

Ana Elisa Astudillo-Salazar

Ana Cecilia Salazar

Lorena Vivanco-Cruz