Our Team

Voces Leadership

(left to right: Charles Ramirez Berg, Eli Reed, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, & Robert Quigley)


Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, founder and director

Rivas-Rodriguez is a former professional journalist and is a professor at the Moody College of Communication’s School of Journalism. She founded the Voces project in 1999 and teaches oral history as journalism and other classes.

Kristine Navarro-McElhaney, Assistant Director

In addition to her previous role as deputy director of New Mexico Historic Sites, Navarro McElhaney also served as a primary investigator in the Bracero Archive Project, a partnership of organizations that interviewed former braceros throughout Mexico and the U.S. She was director of the Oral History Institute at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2000 to 2016 and then served as a research administrator at Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.

Charles Ramirez Berg, Associate Director

Charles is the author of 'Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance'. In addition, he has written many articles and book chapters on Latinos in U.S. films, film history and Mexican cinema.

Eli Reed, Associate Director, Photography

Eli is an Award-winning Magnum Photographer who has worked with Voces since 2015.

Robert Quigley, Associate Director, Social Media

Robert is the Innovation Director for the Dallas Morning News Innovation Endowment.