Albert A. Palacios
Albert A. Palacios is Digital Scholarship Coordinator at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Digital Humanities Instructor at the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously, he served as Film Curatorial Assistant at the Harry Ransom Center (2010–15). He holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, a professional degree in Architecture, an M.S. in Information Science, an M.A. in Latin American Studies, and a doctorate in Latin American History, all from UT Austin. His doctoral research reconstructed and examined the preventive censorship process and publishing networks in sixteenth-century Mexico. Currently, he is conducting a comparative analysis of the Mexican censorial mechanism and context with those in Peru and the Philippines. He has published in Book History and Printing History. He co-directs several digital humanities projects, including the NEH-AHRC-funded “Unlocking the Colonial Archive” and the international Primeros Libros de las Américas (First Books in the Americas) digital library.