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Faculty: Armando Chavez-Rivera


 Armando Chavez-Rivera

Director of Spanish Program
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Ph.D. The University of Arizona, 2011

M.A. New Mexico State University, 2006

M.A. University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004

B.A. in Journalism, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, 1993

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Phone: (361) 570-4383

Victoria: University West 259


Research Interests:

• Spanish American Literature

• Colonial Spanish American Literature

• Contemporary Spanish Literature

• History and Cultural Studies

• Creative Writing in Spanish

• Literature and Journalism

• Audiovisual Arts: Cinema, Theater and Photography of Latin America.

• Exile in Spanish American Literature and Cuban Literature

Books:

Cuba per se. Cartas de la diáspora. Miami: Universal, 2009.

César López: el poeta en la ciudad. Santa Clara, Cuba: Sed de Belleza, 2005.

Memorias de papel. La Habana: José Martí, 2001.

Rescate del tiempo. La Habana: Letras Cubanas, 2000.

Internships, Grants and Fellowships:

• Short Term Fellowship for scholars, New York Public Library, 2011.

• Tinker Grant for Dissertation Research in Argentina. Granted by Tinker Foundation and the Center for Latin American Studies, The University of Arizona, May-July 2010.

• Fellowship MUTIS of the Organization of Ibero-American States and the Secretary of Education of Argentina, Buenos Aires, October 2001 - October 2003.

• Internship at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Secretary of Press and Diffusion of the Argentine Government, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 1996.

Awards:

• Short Story Contest “Mago Merlín,” Center of Literary Studies and Art of Castilla y León, Spain, April 2004.

• Publication Award “Pinos Nuevos,” for the book manuscript Rescate del tiempo. Havana: Instituto Cubano del Libro, 1999.

• National Award of Cultural Journalism, Ministerio de Cultura, Cuba, 1999.

• International Journalism Award “José Martí,” Havana, 1996.

Papers read at professional at meetings:

• “El cuerpo cristianizado de Juan Francisco Manzano.” IV Congreso Internacional “Escritura, Individuo y Sociedad en España, las Américas y Puerto Rico,” Universidad de Puerto Rico, Arecibo, November 2010.

• “Sexuality and Marginalization in the Construction of the Argentine Nation.” Tinker Grant Symposium, Center for Latin American Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson, November 2010.

• “Imaginarios e identidades híbridas. Cuba per se.” Guest lecturer, Departamento de Letras, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, June 15, 2010.

• “Una cabalgata en el siglo de las luces. Espíritu neoclásico y tipos americanos en El lazarillo de ciegos caminantes. ” Twentieth Annual Symposium in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Culture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Arizona, Tucson, February 2010.

• “José Kozer. Una habitación propia dentro del idioma.” Eighteenth Annual Symposium in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Culture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Arizona, Tucson, February 2008.

• “La prosa de Dulce María Loynaz y su mirada oblicua de la historia.” Eleventh Annual Symposium “Voces convergentes: Literatura, lingüística y cultura,” Department of Spanish, Arizona State University, Tempe, May 2006.

• “Identidad y transculturación. Narradores cubanos contemporáneos.” Sixteenth Annual Symposium in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Culture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Arizona, Tucson, February 2006.

• “Emigraciones y exilios literarios en Hispanoamérica en el siglo XX. La diáspora cubana.” Workshop “Palabras sin fronteras,” The Center for Latin American and Border Studies at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 28, 2006.

Other Professional Activities:

• Contributing author to the Latin America Data Base (LADB), Latin American and Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque. http://ladb.unm.edu/

• Contributing author to COAL / LaPress, a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lima, Peru, specializing in the production of information and analysis about events across Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on human rights. English: http://lapress.org Spanish: http://www.noticiasaliadas.org/

Affiliations:

• Modern Languages Association

• Latin American Studies Association

• Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana