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Radio conversation, “Latinx identity” featured in Open Records with Deborah Gonzalez


February 20, 2019_College Success: An Academic Talk with UGA Professors

February 1st, 2019 Entre Islas: Poetas cubanas de Nueva York

Conference Papers/Panels

(Presenter) “Diálogos músico-literarios y nuevos discursos contra-hegemónicos en dos novelas de Rita Indiana Hernández.” XXXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association to be held in Barcelona, May 2018.

(Discussant) “Bodies that Speak: Gender, Race and Identity in Dominican Culture.” XXXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association to be held in Barcelona, May 2018.

“Tras los pasos de Camila Henríquez Ureña.”27th Annual Conference of The International Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and Culture. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 9-11, 2017.

“Dimensiones geográficas del legado intelectual de Camila Henríquez Ureña: Educación y feminismo desde el Caribe de habla hispana hasta el Valle del Hudson”. XIX Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 8-10, 2017.

 “(Re) Constructing Dominican Latinidad: Intersections Between Ethnicity, Race, and Hip-Hop.” The 3rdBiennial U.S. Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference. Latinx Lives, Matters, and Imaginaries: Theorizing Race in the 21stCentury.  John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, April 13-15, 2017.

“Crossing Intergenerational Borders: Tales of Two Dominican-American Women Writers.” 26th Annual Conference of The International Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and Culture, Houston, Texas, November 9, 2016.

“Being Latina in the Hip-Hop Era: A Dominican- American in the Mix.” LSA Conference 2016. Deliberating Latina/o Studies: Promiscuity, Incivility & (Un) Disciplinarity.” Latino Studies Association, Pasadena, California, July 9, 2016.

“Peeling off the Skin: Representations of Alternative Spaces of Dominican Womanhood in Contemporary Visual Arts and Performance.” XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, New York, New York, May 23, 2016.

“Teaching Dominican Identity at SUNY New Paltz. An overview and students’ reflections” with SUNY New Paltz students, Ramón Capellán, Claiane Rojas, Zamanta Alcalá, Ana Valdez. Bi-Annual Dominican Studies Association Conference, New York, NY, May 5, 2016. Panel organizer and presenter.

“Dominican-American Family Tales: Intergenerational Dialogues in a Transnational Setting” as part of the panel proposal, “The Multigenerational Latino Novel: Structure and Nuance in the Latino Experience”,” 47th Annual Convention North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Hartford, Connecticut, March 18, 2016. Panel chair and presenter.

“Papi de Rita Indiana Hernández: Metáfora de la rápida transformación del imaginario dominicano post-trujillista,” XVII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Lock Haven University, Mérida, México, March 10, 2016.

“Josefina Báez’s Apartarte-Casarte and Aparicionesas storytelling” as part of the panel “Telling Stories: Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Narratives in the Academy” for the 15th Annual National Conference Imagining America: Artist and Scholars in Public Life. September 30-October 3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

“From the Margins: Constructing Contemporary Dominican Identity through the Female and Queer” as part of the panel proposal “From Beauty Pageants to Audiovisual Art: The Portrayal of Precarious Bodies in Dominican Culture” for the XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Panel co-chair and presenter. May 27, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“On Becoming Latina: A Dominican-American History of Identity, Race and DNA Ancestry” as part of the panel proposal “Contemporary Writings of The Hispanic Caribbean in The United States” for the 46th Annual Convention North East Modern Language Association (NEMLA), May 1, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. Panel chair and presenter.

“Rey Emmanuel Andújar y Josefina Báez: El Terror también vivió en Nueva York” at Sexto Coloquio Internacional de Latino Artists Roundtable (LART) and The City College at The Center For Worker Education. Held at The Center For Worker Education, November 24-25, 2014.

“A ‘paradise’ at world’s end: the role of popular music and literature in the dismantling of exclusive foundational stories.” XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Washington, D.C., 2013.

“Re-writing the national psyche: The voices of Immigrant Dominican women beyond el aquí y el allá.” NEMLA 2013 Convention. Boston, Massachusetts, 2013.

“Crash, Collision and Creation of New Sounds and Words: The Quest of a New Dominican Cultural Identity in the Work of Rita Indiana Hernández. “XXII Congreso Anual de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH), Grand Rapids, Michigan, November, 2012.

“Rompiendo las fronteras: El Ni é como una tercera dimensión de la identidad cultural dominicana”. XXXIX Congreso del Instituto Internacional deLiteratura Iberoamericana, Cádiz, Spain, July 2012.

“Aquí se re-escribe la novela”: The voices of Immigrant Dominican women beyond el aquí y el allá.” Bi-annual Conference of the Dominican Studies Association, Connecticut, New York, May 2012.

“El rol de la música en la literatura”. I Coloquio de Literatura Hispana escrita en Nueva York en español. LART, New York, New York, October 2012.

“La identidad y las construcciones espaciales en la literatura dominicana. La perpetuación del mito rural en Geographies of Homefrente a una visión transgresora de lo provincial en El carnaval de Sodoma.” Symposium – The City and the Humanities, Lehman College, April 2011.

“Masculinidad dominicana: tígueres y parigüayos”. Congreso Transnational Hispaniola, Instituto Bonó, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, May 2010.

Introduction and Presentation of Junot Díaz: An analysis of the representation of male characters in The  Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Feria del libro, Queens, New York, September 2009.

Invited talks:

“A Few Reflections on Women of Color in Academic Spaces.” Liberal Arts and Sciences Words Without Limits Series. SUNY New Paltz. October 17, 2017.

“As Is É. Reading and Conversation with Dominicanyork Artist Josefina Báez.” Department of English and Foreign Languages, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. May 10, 2017. (All expenses covered and a stipend of $600.00 usd).

“Explorando las Afro-dominicanidades”. Conversation with Dr. Lorgia García Peña (Harvard University). New York University, N.Y. March 4, 2017.

“The Borders of Dominicanidad. Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction by Lorgia García-Peña.” Word-Up Bookstore, New York, New York, December 9, 2016.

“Algunas reflexiones sobre la afro-latinidad del Caribe de habla hispana: El caso de la República Dominicana,” Lecture in Spanish for Heritage Speakers (SPA 315). Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, SUNY New Paltz. December 2, 2015.

“Dominican-york Aesthetics and Politics Through performance artist, Josefina Báez.” Lecture in the Women, Images, and Realities class. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, SUNY New Paltz. September 22, 2015.

“Gender and Otherness: Queer Subjects in Contemporary Dominican Literature from the Island and its Diaspora in New York.” Presentation in the graduate seminar, Spanish 6397: “LGBT Discourses and Practices in the Spanish Caribbean Islands.” The University of Houston. Held via Skype on November 13, 2014.

“Manhattan and Quisqueya: Dominican Literature and Culture” at Latino Heritage Month. Held at Baruch College (City University of New York) on October 9, 2014.

“Social class and race La lucha de Ana”. Manhattan College. Modern Languages and Literature Film Festival, Spring 2013.

“Hip hop and Reaggeton in Contemporary Dominican Literature & Current trends in Dominican Narrative.” Doctoral Seminar on Caribbean Literature & Music, The CUNY Graduate Center, Spring 2013.