Nadiyah Aamer

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20th-21st Century | Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies | Immigration/Globalization/Transnationalism/Diasporas | Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies | Media/Film/Visual Studies | Cultural Studies | Literary and Critical Theory 

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M.A. Spanish, Georgia State University 
B.A. Spanish, Georgia State University 
B.A. Psychology, Georgia State University 

Bio

Nadiyah Aamer is a PhD student of Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Studies at the University of Miami. Her main research interests include: U.S. Latino Studies/Literatures, Islam and Muslims in the Contemporary Hispanophone World, Pop Culture Studies, and Immigrant/Diaspora Literatures. She is presently a Dean's Fellow and will be a UGrow Center for the Humanities Fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Zayer Baazaoui

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Dr. Ralph Heyndels

Mauro Cazzolla

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Lidiana de Moraes dos Santos

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Dr. Tracy Devine Guzmán

Rim El Belkacemi 

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Heba El Sabbagh

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Marcia Fanti Negri 

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Cultural Studies and Post-coloniality | Literary, Theater and Performing Arts | Gender & Sexuality Studies | Aesthetics

Degree(s)

Ph.D Linguistic Studies, UniversidadeFederal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil

M.A. Linguistic Studies, UniversidadeFederal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil

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Marcia Fanti Negri is a 2nd year PhD in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies at MLL. Her general research interests are Cultural Studies and Post-coloniality; Literary, Theater and Performing Arts;  Gender & Sexuality Studies; Aesthetics; Teaching (Portuguese/English) as a Second Language and Teacher Education. Currently she is researching on the Transatlantic Brazil-Spain. She holds a PhD and MA in Linguistic Studies from UniversidadeFederal de São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil. Marcia is very keen on artistic expressions and their educational value to society.

Monica Ann Figueroa

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Eukene Franco Landa

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Helen Hernandez Hormilla

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Samuel Johnson

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Latin American Studies | Social Movements | Indigenous Peoples | Ecocriticism | Decolonial Studies | Amazonia

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M.A. Spanish, University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

M.A. Portuguese, University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

M.A. Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

B.A. Spanish and History, Aquinas College

Bio

Sam is fourth year PhD Student in the Department of Modern Languages in Literatures. He completed his BA at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and his master's degrees at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. While at UNM he taught Spanish as a second language and is teaching Spanish and Portuguese while at the University of Miami. His work examines cultural production and activism combatting ecological crises in Latin America with a focus on the Amazon Rainforest. When not working, he prefers to spend his time outdoors exploring South Florida’s beaches, forests, waterways, and the Everglades.

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Dr. Tracy Devine Guzmán

Lydda Lopez Valdez

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Dr. Andrew Lynch 

Lilianne Lugo Herrera

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“Mediated Archipelagoes: Theater, Women, and Media”

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Theater and Performance Studies | Archipelagic Studies |Women and Gender Studies | Media Studies | Race | Ethnic Studies and Latino Studies | Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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B.F.A. in Theater Arts, Universidad de las Artes (ISA), La Habana, Cuba

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Lilianne is a PhD student on the Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies Program at the University of Miami. Her work focuses specifically on the intersection of Theater and Media in contemporary works by women playwrights. Currently, she is working on her book project Mediated Archipelagoes: Theater, Women, and Media. She is also an award-winning playwright, whose favorite places of research are crowded theater festivals. 

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Dr. Lillian Manzor

Dainerys Machado Vento

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The International Mediatization of Cuban Literature (2006-2018)

Research Area 

Latin American Literature and Digital Humanities

Degree(s)

B.A. Journalism, University of Havana

M.A. Hispanic American Literature, El Colegio de San Luis, A.C. Mexico 

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Dainerys Machado Vento is a Teaching Assistant and a PhD student in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. Her work has been focused on media and literature, specifically in Latin America and Spain. She is currently working on her dissertation on mediatization of Cuban literature, and writing her second fiction book.

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Dr. Lillian Manzor

Yasamin Rezaei  

Research Area 

Posthumanism | Digital Humanities | Social Media | Theatre and Performance | Theatre in Iran 

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B.S. Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran  

M.S. Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy 

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Yasamin is a second-year PhD student teaching Italian and French.

 

Ernesto Rumbaut 

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Olivier Sales

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“Tout Niquer Devient Vital ”: Decoding French Society Through the Lenses of Rap

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French & Francophone Studies | Linguistics, Gender & Sexualities | Urban Studies | Cinematography | Subaltern Studies

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B.A in French Literature, Université Grenoble-Alpes 

B.A in Philosophy, Université Grenoble-Alpes 

M.A in Research in French Literature, Université Grenoble-Alpes 

M.A in Education, Université Pau-Pays de l'Adour 

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Olivier Salès is a PhD student of Modern Languages & Literatures at University of Miami. After a Master thesis on Indigenous Literatures of Québec, he has decided to focus his research on his lifelong passion: French rap and its relationship with the language, the body, and the urban environment. He is currently writing his thesis and has entered the job market. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening and cooking, and he can’t wait to explore the culinary scene of his next destination: The Philippines! IG: @olivier_sales

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Dr. Ralph Heyndels

Nicholas Sheets

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Dr. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

María Victoria Véliz

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“Silence in Performance Art: Liveness in the Americas in the 21st Century.” (working title)

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Performance and Media Studies | Visual Art

Degree

B.A. Art History, University of Havana, 1999

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María Victoria “Marivi” Véliz (Cuba-E.U) is a doctoral candidate in the Literary, Cultural and Linguistics Studies Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. She resided in Guatemala from late 2003 to 2012, where she was teaching, researching, and curating contemporary art, primarily from the Central/Latin American area. Currently, she is working on her dissertation “Silence in Performance Art: Liveness in the Americas in the 21st Century” where she is analyzing silence as a performatic device that enables art and aesthesis. Art is the driving force that moves her to research, to learn and teach while connecting communities and people.

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Dr. George Yúdice

Amaia Villaño García 

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Ruming Yang 

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