Ticha: Advancing Community-Engaged Digital Scholarship


ACLS Digital Extension Grants


Chicana/o Studies


The Ticha Project ( is a digital text explorer for Zapotec language texts created during the Mexican Colonial period. This project propels Ticha forward through the creation of publicly available teaching modules targeted for use in high schools and colleges in both the United States and Mexico. The interdisciplinary team includes the PI (a linguist), Zapotec scholars and community members, and undergraduate students, who also work together to grow the resources available on Ticha, with an emphasis on Zapotec produced content. The community-engaged methods employed are also objects of study and reflection themselves, as the project explores questions of collaboration in digital scholarship and the intersection of collaborative digital scholarship with community-engaged research.