organizer, co-sponsors, partners, and collaborators


Professor Ángeles Donoso Macaya

Ángeles Donoso Macaya is an immigrant educator, researcher, and activist from Santiago, Chile, based in New York City. She is a Professor of Latin American Cultures and Visual Studies in the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures at The CUNY Graduate Center and Professor of Spanish at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY.  Her research centers on Latin American photography theory and history, counter-archival production, human rights activism, documentary film, feminisms in the Southern Cone, and public humanities scholarship. She is the author of La insubordinación de la fotografía (Metales Pesados 2021) / The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile’s Dictatorship (2020), which received the Best Book Award in Latin American Visual Culture at LASA 2021 and Best Book Award in Recent History and Memory at LASA 2022. 

Since 2020, she has been Faculty Lead of Archives in Common: Migrant Practices/ Knowledges/Memory, part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Archives in Common is a public humanities project developed in collaboration with La Morada, an undocumented family-owned and operated Oaxacan restaurant in the South Bronx. As a member of the activist research collective somoslacélula, she creates video-essays that respond to pressing matters, such as “Matar el ojo” (2020), formulated in collaboration with writer Lina Meruane. In 2020, Ángeles collaborated with Forensic Architecture, a multidisciplinary research group based at Goldsmiths, University of London, in the video-investigation Tear Gas in Plaza de la Dignidad.

Ángeles is also a 2021-2022 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow; expanding Feminisms is part of this project.  


BMCC Modern Languages Department
The Center for the Humanities
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Archives in Common, Public Seminar, The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ph.D. in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Word Up Community Workshop
Recirculation / A Word Up Project
Bruckner Mott Haven Community Garden


Sebastián Díaz Martínez (LAILAC)

Ainoa Martínez (LAILAC)

Silvia Rivera Alfaro (LAILAC)

Fátima Velez (LAILAC)

Natalia Villaroel (LAILAC)

Carlos Sánchez Payano (BMCC)

expanding feminisms has been made possible thanks to funding provided by the ACLS Mellon Community College Faculty Fellows Program, and is part of the project The Expanding Photographic Archive of Feminist Movements in Chile.