Spring/Summer 2017 Graduate News

Dissertation Defenses

Carlos Gámez-Pérez defended his dissertation, “Las ciencias y las letras: Pensamiento tecnocientífico” with distinction on July 6.

Marelys Valencia successfully defended her dissertation, “The Children of the Cuban Revolution in the Diaspora: From Internationalism to Transnationalism and Cosmopolitan Imaginaries,” on July 7.

 

Recent Publications

Lilianne Lugo Herrera, “Teatralidad y picaresca en Rinconete y Cortadillo, de Miguel de Cervantes.” Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos 13 (January 2017): 203-218. Print.

 

Forthcoming Publications

Elizabeth Langley, “Rendering Haiti Visible in an Introductory American Studies Course.” Teaching Haiti Beyond Literature: Intersectionalities of History, Literature and Culture (accepted)

Lilianne Lugo Herrera, “Cuerpo femenino negro en Repique por Mafifa y Ropa de plancha, de Fátima Patterson.” In: Aduana Vieja, ed. Reading Cuba (in press).

 

Conferences and Scholarly Presentations

Lorella Di Gregorio presented: "Conversazione sulla musica di migrazione con Chrissy Arce e Eugenio Marino." AmiCaFest, Grammichele. Talk and Book Presentation. June 22 - July 2, 2017.

Elizabeth Langley presented, “An Influential Debut?: Revisiting ¡Ėcue-Yamba-Ó! in a Comparative Context.” New Directions in Cuban Studies. University of Miami, Miami, FL. October 20-21, 2016.

Lilianne Lugo Herrera presented “Cuerpo femenino negro y el teatro de Fátima Patterson” at Reading Cuba, an interdisciplinary conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Literature. Florida International University, Miami, Florida. November 9-10, 2016.

Lilianne Lugo Herrera presented “Voces del Diseño: historia oral y prácticas archivísticas para las artes escénicas” at the I Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales. Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 7-9, 2016.

Lilianne Lugo Herrera presented “Teatralidad y picaresca en Rinconete y Cortadillo, de Miguel de Cervantes” at the VI Congreso Internacional Cervantino “Cervantes en escena.” Sociedad Cervantina de Madrid, Spain. September 28-30, 2016.

 

Honors and Awards

Fély Catan received an MLL Summer Research Award.

Thouraya Ferid received an MLL Summer Dissertation Award.

Lorella Di Gregorio received a Summer 2017 Field Research Grant from UM’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.

Lorella Di Gregorio received an MLL Summer Research Award.

Elizabeth Langley received a CUNY Dominican Studies Archives and Library Research Award for Fall 2017.

Elizabeth Langley received a UM Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship Award for Summer 2017.

Lilianne Lugo Herrera received a 2017 Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellowship.

 


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