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Contradictions of NM’s Colonial Past

October 16, 2020 – Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Vanessa Fonseca Chávez, a New Mexico native who is now an assistant professor at Arizona State. She is co-editor of the book “Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland,” and as a Chicana who is critical of monuments to Spanish conquistadors, she has also worked on a decolonial bibliography of controversial conqueror Don Juan de Oñate. 

Correspondent: Russell Contreras 

Vanessa Fonseca Chávez, assistant professor of Hispanic and Indigenous studies, Arizona State University 

For More Information: 
Researching Oñate: A Working Decolonial Bibliography – by Vanessa Fonseca Chávez, Ph.D. and Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Ph.D. 
“The Last Conquistador” Excerpt and Post-Screening Discussion – NMPBS 
Interview with Filmmaker John Valadez – NMPBS