Alexis Herrera

About me

My name is Alexis Herrera and this is my website. Welcome :)

I am a researcher, programmer, and student living in Ann Arbor, MI. I am currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of Michigan in information and science and technology studies. My interests are in media theory, visual culture, the environmental humanities, and ethnic studies. I currently serve as a research assistant at the Anthropology of Technology Lab and I was most recently a curatorial intern at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. I am a 2021-2023 ARL Kaleidoscope Scholar.

I previously worked with Borderlands Theater to collect oral history interviews for their ongoing Barrio Stories project. Before all that, I worked as a software engineer at Medium developing web infrastructures.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with a BA in sociology. For a CV, please email me at haleeexis (at) gmail (dot) com.


Alexis Herrera at the aquarium in San Francisco, California. Me at the aquarium in San Francisco. 2021.

haleeexis (at) gmail (dot) com


Contingent Perimeters

Photograph of a ground scanning radar in the Sonoran Desert. Photograph by David Taylor Ground Scanning Radar, David Taylor. 2007.

Contingent Perimeters is a digital exhibition I curated at the University of Michigan of Art.

This exhibition brings together six artists—Yaritza Flores Bustos, Gloria Martinez-Granados, Hillary Mushkin, M. Jenea Sanchez, David Taylor, and Alex Turner—that challenge our understanding of the U.S.-Mexico border. Collectively, they rethink practices of resistance in a moment when the border is a highly flexible (yet controlled) apparatus.

Barrio Stories

Taken by Alexis Herrera. Cactus with yellow flower from the west side of Tucson, AZ. Cactus, West Side of Tucson, AZ. 2021.

In the summer of 2021, I worked alongside Marc Pinate at Borderlands Theater to collect oral histories for their ongoing Barrio Stories project. This project aims to recuperate and preserve the histories of Mexican-American barrios in Southern Arizona. The oral histories collected will inform the playwrighting process for a series of theatrical performances set to come out early 2022.


Taken by Alexis Herrera. Photograph of McDonald's M. McDonald's. South Tucson, AZ. 2021.


Alexis Herrera took this image. Photograph of a minion taking a selfie. Selfie. 2021.