FOR THE LATINX RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Revista N’oj Issue 5: The Body, Spring 2023
Julian Duran, Guest Editor
Julian Duran is an undergraduate history student at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the LRC in Fall 2021 as an undergraduate research assistant working under Dr. Laura E. Pérez. In Spring 2022, he was recruited to the Revista N’oj’s editorial team and has enjoyed working with the magazine. Following his graduation in Spring 2023, Julian will be traveling throughout Mexico while searching for work in the publishing or museum industry. He ultimately hopes to work with queer youth in the coming decade. Outside of Revista N’oj, he is a part of Best Laid Plans, an improv troupe at UC Berkeley, and the managerial team at the Berkeley Student Cooperative.
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Natalia Greene (they/them), Guest Editor and Graphic Design
Natalia is a visual artist, writer, and recent graduate of University of California, Berkeley. Their creative work includes printmaking, ceramics, and painting. Natalia holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies with an area of interest in Critical Geographies where they examined the relationships between the production of space, relations of power, and theories of knowledge. During their time at UC Berkeley, Natalia facilitated GenSex, a class designed to create spaces where students could explore the intersections of their identity. They have been part of the LRC and guest editor of the revista for over a year and are grateful to have facilitated the work of the amazing artists and authors of this issue.
Luisa Ortega, Ofrendas
Luisa Ortega is an Indigenous Xicana mother, Sundancer, counselor and educator who has worked in community organizations for over twenty years. Luisa engages in human-centered work to centralize the lived experiences of the families they serve. In exploring the cultural wealth of Luisa’s own family’s experiential knowledge, Luisa uses poetry and writing to heal. Luisa is currently working on their doctoral study to explore best practices for Latinx youth in education.
Constanza Contreras, Bones
Coni Contreras is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan and the current Poetry Editor at the Michigan Quarterly Review. As an emergent bilingual poet, she has had her poetry published in Chilean magazines and anthologized in The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext. Originally from Chile, she now resides in Dublin, Ireland with her partner, after years of being landlocked in the U.S. Midwest.
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