Nov 20, 2020, 10:00 am10:00 am


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Speaker biographies:


Felipe Cala is associate director for advocacy at the Latin America Program at Open Society Foundations. Prior to this, he was a senior program officer managing a grant-making portfolio to strengthen the human rights movement in the region, and another to support media and storytelling initiatives on human rights. He has been engaged in advocacy, communications, and policy work at various civil society organizations and the Colombian government. He is the author of Cultural Producers and Social Change in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).



Azahara Palomeque is a writer, journalist, lecturer of cultural studies, and the Associate Director of MS in Social Policy Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her latest book is titled 'Año 9. Crónicas catastróficas en la Era Trump'. Her other publications include, RIP (Rest in Plastic) (RiL Editores, 2019), En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías (La Isla de Siltolá, 2017), American Poems (La Isla de Siltolá, 2015), and the bilingual chapbook El Diente del Lobo/ The Wolf’s Tooth (Carmina in minima re, 2014).



Javier Patiño Loira obtained his PhD from Princeton University in 2016 and, since 2017, he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Javier has been awarded an ACLS Fellowship to complete his book project Sharp Minds: Metaphor and the Cult of Ingenuity in an Age of Science (1639-1654) during the 2020-21 academic year.



Ana Sabau is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century Latin American print and visual culture. Her first book The Race War Paradigm: Riot and Rebellion in Mexico is forthcoming with the University of Texas Press. It studies the making of “race war” as a political paradigm and argues that appeals to the alleged threat of racial uprisings were crucial in mediating Mexico’s complicated transition from a colony of the Spanish Empire to independent nation-state.


Nathaniel Wolfson is an assistant professor of Brazilian and Portuguese literature and culture in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley. He defended his dissertation from Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton in 2017. His research concentrates on 20th and 21st-century Brazilian literature, with a focus on poetry and poetics, media studies and critical theory.

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