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Recent anti-racist struggles have made abundantly clear just how important cultural memory is. We cannot achieve racial justice until we honestly engage with a past that is predicated on racial violence. The geographer Pierce Lewis once said that the landscape is our unwitting autobiography. This is certainly the case when it comes to our racial past. I am involved in several projects exploring how colonization and white supremacy are embedded in and represented in various forms of cultural memory. This includes Mexican and Indigenous historic sites in Los Angeles; Highway Markers in Oregon; and National Landmarks across the entire U.S.  


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