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.
Contingent Perimeters is a digital exhibition I curated in collaboration with the University of Michigan of Art.
This exhibition brings together six incredible 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 re-conceptualize the border as a reticular formation.
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.