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OSOMA Postdoctoral Fellow Position

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The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) in partnership with the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) and the University Libraries is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join the Our Stories, Our Medicine Archive project (OSOMA) for a three year term. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Libraries of Medicine, OSOMA is a nascent but promising archival infrastructure and research project which foregrounds traditional Indigenous health knowledge and their implications for improving chronic diseases. At its core, OSOMA is designed to create a community-based participatory archive that centers traditional Indigenous knowledge in construction and management of intellectual property, cultural artifacts, and related health information.

The Libraries are honored to partner with IRISE and GSSW on this project, led by GSSW Associate Professor Ramona Beltrán, Professor Debora Ortega, and Assistant Professor Miriam Valdovinos. The Libraries will contribute archival expertise as OSOMA implements Murkutu, an open-source digital cultural heritage platform developed in partnership with Indigenous communities. Kate Crowe, Associate Professor and Curator of Special Collections and Archives, Denisse Solis, Assistant Professor and Digital Collections Librarian, and Associate Dean Jack Maness will provide the Libraries contributions, and the grant also provides funding for a technical position that will manage the day-to-day operations of Murkutu—stay tuned for that opportunity in the coming months.

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More information on the OSOMA project and IRISE

GSSW Article: Healing Historical Trauma