Joanna E. Sanchez-Avila
Joanna E. Sanchez-Avila is a Hondureña-Americanah / Honduran-American from South Central Los Angeles, California. She sees the merit in storytelling across different genres and forms, and values the radical potentials of narrating both our individual and collective life experiences, therefore, investing her expertise in creating tools and resources for people to tell their stories. As a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English at the University of Arizona, she examines how Hondurans and Honduran-Americans create, produce, and enact their identities transnationally through multimodal forms and practices of remembering (i.e. food, music, poetry, life writing, and photography).