Welcome Our New Intern

Jun 28, 2023

Studio Potter is thrilled to announce the arrival of a talented intern who will be joining our editorial team to contribute to our ongoing research and initiatives in the field of Latinx studies. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Miren Neyra Alcantara, who will be working closely with us over the coming months.

We are honored to have Miren on board, as her expertise and passion for Latinx studies will undoubtedly enrich our projects and deepen our understanding of this vibrant and diverse community. As an editorial intern in Latinx studies, Miren will have the opportunity to delve into various aspects of Latinx culture, history, language, and experiences that Studio Potter has published in the past and will publish in the future. Her responsibilities will include conducting research, digitizing archival documents, contributing to academic discussions, and collaborating with our team to develop valuable insights and publications.

Miren is an international student from Mexico City. She graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2022 with an associate's degree in Latinx studies. Currently, Miren is finishing her BA at Smith College with a major in Latin American studies and a minor in studio art. As a Latin American studies major, Miren strives to work across disciplines to deepen her skills and knowledge of Latin American ceramics and find a way to include the community in this knowledge. As an artist and ceramicist, Miren’s approach to ceramics is intricately related to cultural heritage preservation and production. 

Miren has presented research on the cultural dichotomies of the "virgin and the whore" within Mexican culture and how women and non-binary people interact and deconstruct these in the articles In Between The Virgin & The Whore: Decentering The Cultural Paradigms Of The Virgin of Guadalupe and La Malinche In Four Writers, for The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity of the National Collegiate Honors Council, in 2021

I invite each of our readers to share their expertise, resources, and ideas with Miren at intern@studiopotter.org. Your collective insights will not only assist Miren in her professional development but will also contribute to the overall success of our research endeavors in Latinx studies.

We are excited to have her as a part of our team and look forward to witnessing her contributions and growth during this internship. Let us seize this opportunity to learn from her unique experiences and make our research even more inclusive, culturally responsive, and impactful.

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