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Fernanda Espinosa (she/her) is an oral historian and cultural practitioner. She holds over a decade of experience working in community relations and partnerships, and she creates, produces and participates in cultural projects that center listening and documenting memory.


Since 2014 she has been generating, listening to, and interpreting oral histories in English and Spanish to inform creative activations. Fernanda holds an MA degree in Oral History from Columbia University where her thesis was awarded the Jeffrey H. Brodsky Oral History Award for her work with the Ecuadorian diaspora in New York.  She works as an independent oral historian,  including projects at Columbia University and the Smithsonian Institution and she is a co-founder and collaborator of Circular Projects, dedicated to working at the intersections of language justice, research, and oral history; and of CC 1/19, an award-winning itinerant visual art and oral transmissions collaboration.


Recently,  Fernanda was an National Endowment for the Humanities' Oral History Association Fellow working on her project titled In Colors, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Archives of American Art to select, document, and archive Latinx artists and cultural workers.

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