Big Books Field Studio Jurors:
*Selina Barajas (Avenidas Inc, Sunnyside Foundation • *Ariana Cantu (UWashington, School of Social Work) • Laura Copelin (MOCA-Tucson) • Meg Jackson Fox (Center for Creative Photography) • Raquel Gutierrez (Local Poet) • Sarah Kortemeier (Poetry Center) • Judd Ruggill (Public & Applied Humanities) • Ken McAllister (Public & Applied Humanities) • *Mackenzie Waller (CAPLA) • Beth Weinstein (CAPLA) • Rolf Nohr (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Media Aesthetics/Media Culture) • Tim Glaser (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Film/Game Studies).  

Big Books Field Studio Speakers: In addition to those starred above, we thank following guest speakers and respondents for our project: Z Nicolazzo (Education)  •  Reid Gómez (Women & Gender Studies) • Ofelia Zepeda (Lingustics) • Tyler Meier (Poetry Center) • Carlos Valenzuela (Kolibri Art Studio, Las Artes) • Mel & Melissa Dominguez (Galeria Mitotera) • Jesus Bonillas & Guillermo Gallegos (Common Group) • Jesus Espinoza (South Tucson Youth Resident) • Emily Morel (South Tucson Youth Resident, UArizona, Environmental Studies)

The Big Book Field Studio is a project conceived by Dr. Jacqueline Jean Barrios, who received the Dorrance Dean’s Award for Opening the Canon as part of the Fearless Inquiries Project—a new initiative of UArizona’s College of Humanities. In Fall 2022, scholars, artists, and UArizona students produced works that reimagined Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield (1850) within the landscapes and urban contexts of Tucson. These works are part of Book of the City: Exhibiting a Southwestern Urban Humanities, an exhibition held on October 25, 2022 at MOCA Tucson as a part of the Tucson Humanities Festival.