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Winter 2016 Graduate News

Exams and Defenses

Thouraya Ferid, Ernesto Fundora, and Marelys Valencia defended their dissertation proposals in December 2015 and are now ABD.

Recent Publications

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Un barco repleto de historias." Suburbano. November 26, 2015.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Campo minado de valores." Suburbano. October 15, 2015.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Imaginar Europa después de París.” Nagari Magazine, December 1, 2015.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "Paz Soldán: El noqueador." Nagari Magazine, November 1, 2015.

Carlos Gámez Pérez, "El Miami de Hernán Vera." Nagari Magazine, October 1, 2015.

Melyssa Haffaf, “Français, mais à condition?” Le Huffington Post. December 9, 2015.

Accepted/Forthcoming Publications

Carlos Gámez Pérez, “Fe en la ciencia en la España de la posmodernidad: Tokio ya no nos quiere de Ray Loriga.” In Pasqual Bernat et al. (eds.) Ciència i ficció. L'exploració creativa dels mons reals i dels irreals. (Forthcoming 2016).

Scholarly Talks

Ainaí Morales Pino. “Un imaginario con fecha de expiración. Enmienda visual y desmonumentalización en Lima Antigua. Tipos de antaño (1890) de Carlos Prince.” Pontífica Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima. November 3, 2015. (Invited talk).

Recent Conference Presentations

Américo Mendoza-Mori, Invitation to Prof. Elizabeth Monasterios’ class on Andean Literature. Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. La Paz, Bolivia. July 2015.

Américo Mendoza-Mori, “Lenguas y conocimientos andinos en el contexto global.” Colegio de Alto Rendimiento de Puno (COAR). Chucuito - Puno, Perú. August, 2015.

Américo Mendoza-Mori, Roundtable on Quechua and Andean Culture Initiatives. Quechua Alliance Student and Faculty Meeting. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. November 2015.

Eva Silot Bravo, "Cuban Alternative Music and its Diaspora" at Hofstra University, New York, November 2015.

Eva Silot Bravo, "Reimagining Cubanidad: Transnational and Alternative Spaces in Cuban Cultural Production." MLA Annual Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

Accepted/Forthcoming Conference Presentations

Francisca Aguiló Mora, “There is no one language’ in el Gran Caribe: An Aesthetics of Multiplicity in Caridad Svich’s, The Tropic of X.” Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University. New Orleans. March 2016.

Salim Ayoub, Fély Catan, Lorella Di Gregorio, Pamela Fuentes Korban, and Lina Jardines del Cueto are organizing the 2016 MLL Graduate Student Conference: “Recycling Cultures: Practices and Poetics of Sustainability,” featuring Haitian writer, Michèle-Jessica Fièvre, and Colombian artist, Federico Uribe: http://mllgraduateconference.blogspot.com/. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter

Pamela Fuentes Korban. “Alejandro Dolina: Lo que me costó el amor de Laura y el resurgimiento del radioteatro en la Argentina contemporánea.” Radio in Contemporary Latin America. Latin American Studies Association. New York. May 2016.

Eva Silot. “The Cultural Identities of Cuban-American Youth: Language, Literature, Music and the Arts.” Panel organized by the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International and the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment. February 12, 2016

Eva Silot. “The transterritorial and global era of Cuban music at the turn of the century.” Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame.” Tulane University. New Orleans. March 10-12, 2016.

Marelys Valencia. “De-constructing Homeland: The Interplay of New Trans- Subjectivities in Muerte de un murciano en La Habana.” International Conference Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame. Tulane University. New Orleans. March 2016.

Marelys Valencia (Panel organizer and chair): “Trans-estéticas y subjetividades transnacionales en la literatura, el cine y el teatro latinoamericanos.” Latin American Studies Association. New York. May 2016.

Marelys Valencia, “A Nomadic Diasporic Subjectivity in the Work of Rolando Sánchez Mejías.” Latin American Studies Association. New York. May 2016.

Interviews

Américo Mendoza-Mori. “College Students from Around The U.S. Are Gathering To Celebrate Quechua Language & Culture,” by Yara Simón. November 2015.

Américo Mendoza-Mori. “Voces y Sonidos de la Conferencia del Quechua,” by Ariel Goodman. November 2015.

Special Teaching Initiatives and Awards

Salim Ayoub will teach Moroccan Darija in the DILS program in Spring 2016.

Ernesto Fundora will teach an original course on "Greek Heroes in the Tropics: From Ancient Greece to Caribbean Theater," for UM’s Bachelor of General Studies Program during Summer 2016.

Elizabeth Langley is UM’s inaugural American Studies Teaching Fellow for 2015-16.

Eva Silot Bravo taught Spanish for Lawyers at the UM School of Law in Fall 2015.

Marelys Valencia will serve as TA for the Spanish Program at University of Cantabria under the direction of Dr. Andrew Lynch during Summer 2016.

Amine Zidouh taught Moroccan Darija in the DILS program in Fall 2015.