Nancy Morales‘s interdisciplinary research project stems from the ways the humanities create language that uncover critical relationships developed in everyday survival and mobilizing. For example, she writes and researches about indigenous Zapotec women’s transnational experiences, particularly language maintenance to create an archive for new generations. As a public humanist, she continues to find different ways to best honor Indigenous people’s ways of knowing and being. Her previous research experience focused on the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the National Domestic Workers’ Alliance (NDWA), exploring how race/ethnicity and gender become necessary for understanding workers’ struggles within the immigration, labor, and civil rights movements. She received a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz and an M.P.A from Cornell’s Institute for Public Affairs with a minor in Latinx studies.