Bridge to Argentina is trilingual virtual museum. The project is supported by the Museo de la Inmigración in Buenos Aires, the UBC Public Humanities Hub, SSHRC, and the UBC Public History Initiative.
Benjamin Bryce is an associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia.
He is the author of To Belong in Buenos Aires (2018) and its Spanish-language translation Ser de Buenos Aires (2019). He also co-edited Entangling Migration History (2015), Making Citizens in Argentina (2017), Race and Transnationalism in the Americas (2021), and Recasting the Nation in Twentieth-Century Argentina.
Bryce is the principal investigator on the project Healing the Nation, which examines the role of immigrant-run hospitals and mutual aid societies in providing healthcare in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also the principal investigator of Grounds for Exclusion, which highlights the range of ways that bureaucrats, politicians, and nationalist agitators in Argentina developed both formal and informal methods to exclude immigrants in the first half of the 20th century. He is also working with colleagues on the SSHRC-funded project Settler Vines, collaborative history of globalization through the lens of wine. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
You can find his CV here and his website here.
Coordinator and Content Creator
Mirta Roncagalli is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia.
Her current research sits at the crossroads of ethics and politics, specifically within the 21st-century Spanish essay. The project aims to understand how contemporary philosophers challenge the neoliberal system by questioning the idea of a democratic society. She has played a role in the conception and development of this project, institutional relationships, and translation work.
Researcher, Author, and Editor
Stefania is completing her PhD in history at the University of San Andrés in Buenos Aires. With this project, she is a research assistant and web content creator.
In her PhD thesis, she is exploring the link between migration and emotions, specifically studying the emotional practices and prescriptions that regulated expressions of nostalgia and melancholy in Argentina from 1880 to 1950.
Gabriele Dumpys Woolever recently completed her MA in Geography at the University of British Columbia. She researches both immigration and sound. Her work with temporary foreign workers in Vancouver explores the intersections of fugitivity, sound, and narrative storytelling as a way of creating different publics and re-imagining political relations. In addition to audio stories, she works with still photography, particularly medium format film.
Project Digital Designer
Gabriel Lee is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
His studies focused on the history of Asia and immigration to the Americas. His interest in the history of migration brought him to work on this project.
Gabriel is the author of Gabriel Lee's Historical Cookery Book.
Nola Boasberg is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia. She studies History and International Relations, with a special interest in science fiction. Originally from Colorado, she has been on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh (so-called "Vancouver") for four years.
MARIA LEE FOLCH
Website development, translation
Maria Lee Folch is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, studying History and Latin American Studies. Originally from Mexico, she completed the first two years of her undergraduate studies at Sciences Po Paris campus of Reims before moving to Vancouver.
Web graphics and design
Matías Molina is an Argentine designer, currently working on multiple projects from his studio Blobs Diseño. A graduate from Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino, he joined the project in 2022, collaborating in the creation of graphic identity, web design and content structure.
Currently, his design studio specializes in the development of brands and graphic tools for professionals and start-ups. www.blobs.com.ar/