Mission: to provide a free searchable online publishing and archival site for publications by and about women and people of color
& to support the inclusion, visibility, and accessibility of publications by women and people of color.
If you own a publication that you want included on This Bridge, please contact Dr. L. Justine Hernandez in Austin, Texas. Justine@thisbridge.net
History of the site
- In 2007, Dr. Hernandez created the software and searchable database for Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. The searchable archival site was showcased at the 2008 National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference.
- In 2009, the project expanded into This Bridge Called Cyberspace, a meta-database for multiple publications. The 1988-2011 contents of La Voz, the newsletter of the Esperanza Center of San Antonio were added.
- This Bridge Called Cyberspace was made public in 2012.
- In 2015, Nakum, the journal of the Indigenous Cultures Institute and Save Our Youth were added to ThisBridge.
Ongoing plans to add features for publishers, authors, and readers
Longterm, This Bridge will develop as a interactive hub for students, authors, publishers, libraries and scholars.