Profiles of 2022-2023 CSWR Fellows


Fátima Del Angel Guevara

FatimaFátima Del Angel Guevara is a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at UNM. Her research focuses on the construction of identity and place in curanderos’ narratives and practices in the US Southwest and Mexico. Fátima holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from UNM where she focused on Indigenous identity and Indigenous social and environmental movements. She has experience working with museum and library collections and has also worked as a Spanish-English translator, English and French instructor and in the tourism industry in Mexico. Fátima has been working as a CSWR fellow since 2018 when she started working with the Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elías Calles and Fernando Torreblanca Digital Collection to secure digital surrogates of documents physically held in Mexico City and provide free online access and Spanish-English language accessibility. Fátima is currently working on the addition to the Rudolfo Anaya Papers processing manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials.

Josh Heckman-Archibeque

Josh Heckman - photoJosh Heckman-Archibeque is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies and a fellow at the Center for Southwest Research. Josh’s research focuses on the production and reproduction of working-class social relations in New Mexico. Josh was a TA/GA for four years in American Studies. They are currently teaching at CNM and was a substitute teacher with APS working at various schools like Rio Grande Highschool, Atrisco Heritage Academy, and Jimmy Carter Middle school. Josh is an experienced community activist and union organizer who has worked with organizations such as MEChA de UNM and The Red Nation. They have organized community self-defense classes through Shifting Sands Dojo for People of Color, Working folks, and the LGBTQ+ Community. Josh is a teacher, worker, martial artist, and community member.

Carlyn N. Pinkins

CarlynCarlyn N. Pinkins is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of New Mexico with research interests in African American history in the Southwest and twentieth-century North American Indigenous history.  Her dissertation research focuses on black homesteaders in the territory and state of New Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century, exploring the motivations, urban and rural networks, and outcomes of black homesteaders who settled in and near Las Cruces, Roswell, Albuquerque, and Raton.  For the past six years, she has served as a researcher for the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico and also serves as a board member. She is a 2017 Margaret T. G. Burroughs and Charles H. Wright Fellow of the Association of African American Museums as well as FY21 and FY22 graduate student fellow for the Center for Regional Studies at the University of New Mexico.  She has a B.A. and M.A. in History from Georgia Southern University.  As the 2022-2023 Dr. Charles Becknell, Sr., fellow at UNM’s Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, Ms. Pinkins will process a collection which documents the life and career of Dr. Charles Becknell, Sr.: Educator, author, minister, Civil Rights activist, founding Director of the African Studies program at UNM, New Mexico Cabinet Secretary, and State President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Carlyn is also an avid soccer fan, supporting Liverpool FC and New Mexico United.