September 2018

Curriculum Vitae

MACARENA GÓMEZ-BARRIS
200 Willoughby Avenue
216 Dekalb Brooklyn, NY 11215
mgomezba@pratt.edu
 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Latino Studies, American Studies, Social and Cultural Theory, Extractive and Racial Capitalism, Hemispheric Studies, Transnational American Studies, US Racial State, Cultural Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Aesthetics, Comparative Indigenous Critique, Colonialism, Imperialism, Environmental Humanities, State Violence and its Afterlives.

 
CURRENT AND PAST ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Full-Time Positions

Chair, Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, August 2016- Present. Founder and Director, Global South Center (GSC), Pratt Institute, March 2017-Present.

Full Professor, Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, August 2016-Present. Full Professor, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, August 2016.

Associate Professor, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, February 2010 – August 2016.

Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity and Department of Sociology, September 2004 -- February 2010.

Visiting Professorships

Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Erasmus Mundus Programme, European Master’ Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, GEMMA, 2018-2019.

Visiting Associate Professor, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Ecuador (FLACSO), Department of Sociology and Gender, January – June 2015.

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, Fall 2014 (Latino Studies).

Other Appointments

Co-Chair American Studies Association, “Build as We Fight,” Honolulu, Hawaii, 2019.

Acting Director, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, New York University, Fall 2014.

Co-Founder and Coordinator of Research Cluster, “Indigeneity and Decolonization,” Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2011- 2015.

Interim Chair, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2011-2013.

Director of Center for Feminist Research, “Race, Sexuality, and the Archive,” University of Southern California, 2011-2012.

Director of Chicano / Latino American Studies, Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2009-2011.


EDUCATION:

Ph.D.              2004. Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
                      Dissertation: Where Memory Dwells: Representation,
Culture and Trauma in the Aftermath of Chile’s Dictatorship

MA                 1999. Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

MA                 1997. Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Thesis: El Fruto Externo: Women’s Agro-Export Production and
Organizing in Chile’s Central Valley

BA                  1992. 'Third World Studies,' Minor in Latin American Literature,                        University of California, San Diego, Cum Laude

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2018. Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Political Undercurrents in the Americas, Berkeley: University of California Press, American Studies Now: Critical History of the Present Series, Edited by Lisa Duggan, Curtis Marez, and Niels Hooper, September

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2017. The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives, Durham: Duke University Press.

  • Reprinted: Chapter Three, “An Archives of the Future: Seeing through Occupation,” Reprinted Más Alla del Fin #3 (Forthcoming)

  • Reprinted: Chapter Four, “A Fish-Eye Episteme: Seeing Below the River’s Colonization,” Miruna Dragan: When Either But Not Both Are True, Carolina Caycedo: Those at the Great River-Mouth, Blackwood Gallery, September 2018.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2009. Where Memory Dwells: Culture and Violence in Chile, Berkeley: University of California Press.

Under Review:

At the Sea’s Edge: Latinx Environmental Imaginaries (Advanced Interest from Duke University Press, projected publication date, 2020).

Series Editor:

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Diana Taylor, “Dissident Acts,” Duke University Press.

Edited Volume:

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Herman Gray, Co-Editors, 2010, Towards a Sociology of a Trace, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 

Edited Special Issues:

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, Social Text Periscope, “Beyond the Extractive View,” Special Dossier on The Extractive Zone, June 2018.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Licia Fiol-Matta, Co-Editors, 2014, Las Américas Quarterly, Special Issue of American Quarterly, John Hopkins University Press, November, 66:3.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, Jill Lane, and Marcial Godoy-Anativia, 2014, Decolonial Gesture, Special Issue of E-misférica, May.

Co-Edited Exhibition Catalogue:

Chavoya, Ondine and David Frantz with Macarena Gómez-Barris, Axis Mundo: Chicano Queer Networks in Los Angeles, Getty Institute Pacific Standard Time 2 Exhibition (Forthcoming, October 2017).

Co-Edited Journal:

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Marcial Godoy-Anativia, E-misférica, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics.

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2018, “Counter Manifestos and Audibility,” Cinema Journal: The Journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Summer, pp. 124-128.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2016, “Inverted Visuality: Against the Flow of Extractivism,” Journal of Visual Culture, Visual Activisms Special Issue, April 2016, 15:1: 29-31.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2015, “Reversing the Colonial Gaze through New Visualities of Extractive Capitalism,” Radical History Review, Issue 124, January, pp. 90-101.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2015, “Mapuche Mnemonics: Beyond Modernity’s Violence,” Special Issue of the Journal of Memory Studies, 8:1, January, pp. 75-85.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Licia Fiol-Matta, 2014, “Introduction to Las Américas Quarterly,” Special Issue of American Quarterly, John Hopkins University Press, November, 66:3, pp. 493-503.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2012, “Mapuche Hunger Acts: Epistemology of the Decolonial,” Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, 1:3, pp. 120-132.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2012. “Andean Translations: New Age Tourism and Cultural Exchange in the Sacred Valley, Peru,” Latin American Perspectives, Special Issue on Gender and Tourism, 39:6, December, pp. 68-78.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2010. “Visual Testimonies of Atrocity: Archives of Political Violence in Chile and Guatemala,” Journal of Visual Culture, 10:3, December.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2010. “Witness Citizenship: The Place of Villa Grimaldi in Chile’s Memory,” Sociological Forum, 25:1, March.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Clara Irazábal, 2009. “Transnational Meanings of La Virgen de

Guadelupe: Space, Religiosity, and Culture at Plaza Mexico,” Culture and Religion, 10:3, Fall.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Clara Irázabal, 2007. “Bounded Tourism: Immigrant Politics, Consumption, and Traditions at Plaza Mexico,” Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 5: 3, November, pp. 186-213 (reprinted in Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network, No. 175, Spring 2008).                                                                    

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2007. “Torture Sees and Seeks: Guillermo Núñez’s Art in Chile’s Transition,” ContraCoriente: A Journal of Social History and Literature, Fall. 5:1, pp. 86-107.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Herman Gray, 2006. “Michael Jackson and Post-Op Disasters: Straddling Race, Sexuality and the Nuclear Family,” Television and New Media, February, 7:1, pp. 40-51, (reprinted in Ed. Zoya Kocur’s Global Visual Cultures: Representation, Place, Power, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, September 2010).                                                                                

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2005. “Two 9/11s in a Lifetime: Chilean Displacement, Art and Terror,” Latino Studies, March, 3:1, pp. 97-112.

Chapters in Anthologies / Online Journals / Exhibition Catalogues:
Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2017, “A Plush View: Laura Aguilar’s Queer Networks in LA,” Getty Institute Exhibition Catalogue in eds. Ondine Chavoya, David Frantz with Macarena Gómez-Barris’ Axis Mundo: Chicano Networks in Los Angeles (Forthcoming, September).

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2015. “Social Violence and the Border Sounds of Ceci Bastida,” Makeshift: Feminist Magazine, March.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2014. “Memories from the South: Moyenei Valdes’ Feminist Performances,” in Eds. Norma Klahn and Claudia de la Lima’s Translatinades in the Americas, Durham: Duke University Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2014. “Julie Mehretu’s Undercommons,” E-misférica: Decolonial Gesture, May 2014, http://hemi.nyu.edu/journal/11.2/mehretu/undercommons.html

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2014. “The Female Perpetrator: La Flaca Alejandra and Operation Atropos,” in Eds. Alisa Lebow and Alex Juhauz Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Documentary, Boston: Blackwell.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2013. “Atacama Remains and Post-Memory: A Generational Dialogue,” Media Fields Journal, June.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2011. “Andean Gateways: Spiritual Tourism and New Age in the Sacred Valley, Peru,” Eds. Winfried Fluck, Donald Pease, and John Carlos Rowe, Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies, Hanover: Dartmouth College Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2011. “Against the Grain: Cultural Politics After Peru’s Troubled Times,” in “After Truth,” E-mísférica 7.2, http://hemi.nyu.edu/hemi/en/e-misferica-72/gomez-barris.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2010. “Reinscribing Memory Through the Other 9/11,” in Co-Editors Macarena Gómez-Barris and Herman Gray’s Traces in the Social World, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Herman Gray, 2010. “Introduction,” in Co-Editors Macarena Gómez-Barris and Herman Gray’s Traces in the Social World, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2007. “Transnational Communities of Affinity: Patricio Guzmán’s Documentary Film The Pinochet Case,” in Eds. Tina Mai Chen and David S. Churchill’s Sites of Production: History, Film and Cultural Citizenship, New York: Routledge.     

Chapters in Anthologies / Online Journals / Exhibition Catalogues:

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2018, “At the Sea’s Edge,” in The Work of Wind: Land, K. Verlag Publications.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2018, “A Plush View: Laura Aguilar’s Queer Networks in LA,” Getty Institute Exhibition Catalogue in eds. Ondine Chavoya, David Frantz with Macarena Gómez-Barris’ Axis Mundo: Chicano Networks in Los Angeles.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2018, “Mestiza Cultural Memory: Laura Aguilar’s SelfEcologies,” in Laura Aguilar Retrospective Exhibition, UCLA, 2017.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2015. “Social Violence and the Border Sounds of Ceci Bastida,” Makeshift: Feminist Magazine, March.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2014. “Memories from the South: Moyenei Valdes’ Feminist Performances,” in Eds. Norma Klahn and Claudia de la Lima’s Translatinades in the Americas, Durham: Duke University Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2014. “Julie Mehretu’s Undercommons,” E-misférica: Decolonial Gesture, May 2014, http://hemi.nyu.edu/journal/11.2/mehretu/undercommons.html

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2014. “The Female Perpetrator: La Flaca Alejandra and Operation Atropos,” in Eds. Alisa Lebow and Alex Juhauz Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Documentary, Boston: Blackwell.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2013. “Atacama Remains and Post-Memory: A Generational Dialogue,” Media Fields Journal, June.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2011. “Andean Gateways: Spiritual Tourism and New Age in the Sacred Valley, Peru,” Eds. Winfried Fluck, Donald Pease, and John Carlos Rowe, ReFraming the Transnational Turn in American Studies, Hanover: Dartmouth College Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2011. “Against the Grain: Cultural Politics After Peru’s Troubled Times,” in “After Truth,” E-mísférica 7.2, http://hemi.nyu.edu/hemi/en/emisferica-72/gomez-barris.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2010. “Reinscribing Memory Through the Other 9/11,” in CoEditors Macarena Gómez-Barris and Herman Gray’s Traces in the Social World, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena and Herman Gray, 2010. “Introduction,” in Co-Editors Macarena Gómez-Barris and Herman Gray’s Traces in the Social World, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Gómez-Barris, Macarena, 2007. “Transnational Communities of Affinity: Patricio Guzmán’s Documentary Film The Pinochet Case,” in Eds. Tina Mai Chen and David S. Churchill’s Sites of Production: History, Film and Cultural Citizenship, New York: Routledge.                                                                               

 

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS:

  • Getty Research Award for “Axis Mundo: Chicano Queer Networks in Los Angeles” One Gay and Lesbian Archives Institute, Pacific Standard Time 2, September – November 2017.

  • Outstanding Professor of Color Award, University of Southern California (One annually), 2016.

  • Fulbright Research Fellowship, for The Extractive Zone book, FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador, Department of Sociology and Gender, 2015.

  • Mellon Provost Award for Achievement in Graduate Mentoring and Teaching, Provost Award, University of Southern California, 2014.

  • Dornsife Associate Professor Research Award, Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Southern California, 2012-2013.

  • Latin American Studies Center Research Grant, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011.

  • Center for Feminist Research Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2009-2010.

  • Advancing Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award and Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2009-2010.

  • USC Raubenheimer Junior Faculty Award for Best Research, Teaching and Service, 2008-2009 of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Southern California (one awarded throughout the university annually).

  • Mellon Provost Award for Achievement in Graduate Mentoring and Teaching, Provost Award, University of Southern California, 2009.

  • Shoah Foundation Summer Faculty Fellow, University of Southern California, 2008.

  • Ford Foundation and Woodrow Wilson International Fellowship on Democracy in Latin America, Junior Scholar Competition for International Research, 2006-2007.

  • Urban Initiative Grant Fellow, University of Southern California, 2006.

  • Center for Religion and Civic Culture Fellow, University of Southern California, 2005-2006.

  • Urban Initiative Grant Fellow, University of Southern California, 2005.

  • Chicano/Latino Research Center and Graduate Studies Dissertation Year Award,University of California, Santa Cruz, 2002-2003.

  • Ford Foundation Research Grant, Cuba Intellectual Exchange, DataCenter Research Institute, Oakland, CA, 1998.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES:

“Comparative Racial States,” Featured Speaker, Museum of Sydney, June 29, 2018 (Forthcoming)

“The Extractive Zone: New Directions in Latin/a American Studies,” “Current and Future Ecocriticisms of the Americas,” Featured Panel (submitted), Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, University of California, Davis, June 26, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Latinx Environmental Imaginaries,” Invited Speaker and Visiting Professor, University of Grenada, May 6, 2019 (Forthcoming).

“Extractive Matters and the US Racial State,” Invited Speaker, Cogut Center, Brown University, April 14, 2019 (Forthcoming).

“Detention and Environmental Racism,” Invited Speaker, CUNY, Humanities Series, March 24, 2019 (Forthcoming).

“Anarcho-Indigenous Feminisms,” Featured Speaker, Performance Studies Department, Northwestern University, March 19, 2019 (Forthcoming).

“Imagining Beyond Extraction: US and Latin America Comparisons,” Featured Book and Speaker, Race Seminar, New York University, December 5, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Urban Exhaustions,” Keynote Speaker, Exhaustion Conference, University of Chicago, October 17, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Territories and Extractive Economies,” Keynote Speaker, Literature Department and Annual Conference, Alberto Ibañez University, October 14, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Thinking with Latinx,” Keynote Speaker, Midwestern Conference on Latin American Studies, October 11, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Sea Edges and Urban Development,” IDS Invited Lecture Series, Cooper Union, October 9, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Latino Communities at the Sea’s Edge,” Featured Speaker in Biological Sciences and Global Studies, Middlebury College, February 10, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“The Occupied Forest,” Featured Speaker, Center for Art and Ecology, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 4, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Extractive and Racial Capitalism,” Invited Speaker, University of California Davis, October 3, 2018 (Forthcoming).

“Anti-Racism and Decolonial Potential,” Invited Keynote Speaker, ArtXsplitta, Berlin, July 5, 2018.

“Comparative Indigeneities: Beyond the Extractive View,” Panelist and Panel Chair, Critical Ethnic Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 22, 2018.

 “Extractive Praxis and Other Views,” Plenary Presentation, Latin American Studies Association, Barcelona, May 27, 2018.

“Abject Performances in the Americas,” Race and Ethnicity Center, Invited Panelist, Brown University, May 3, 2018.

“Sea Edges and Views from the South,” “Mariners, Renegades, and Capitalism” Conference, Invited Participant, New York University, April 28, 2018.

“Cultural Memory in Patagonia,” Center for Humanities, Stonybrook University, April 14, 2018.

“Disappearing Archipelagos,” Earthly Matters: New Directions in Environmental Humanities, Invited Presentation, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University, April 6, 2018.

“The Extractive Zone: Cecilia Vicuña’s Social Ecologies,” Center for Study of Gender and Society, New York University, Invited Talk, February 23, 2018.

Decolonial Feminisms,” Invited Plenary Panel, National Women’s Studies Association, Baltimore, November 17, 2017.

“Beyond the Pink Tide,” Book Presentation on “American Studies Now” Panel, American Studies Association, November 11, 2017.

 “Anti-Extractive and Decolonial Perspectives,” Invited Presentation, Decolonial Visuality Series, University of New Mexico, November 9, 2017.

“Post-Natural South and Decolonization,” Invited Speaker, “Post-Natural South,” New York University, November 2, 2017.

“Against the Flow of Extractive Capitalism,” Decolonizing Water Series, Center for Race and Ethnicity, Columbia University, April 8, 2016.

“Ecologies of Being in the Américas: A Framework,” Featured Speaker, Southern Cone Plenary, Latin American Studies Association, April 29, 2017.

“Extractive Zones and Cultural Memory in Global South Ecologies,” Invited Speaker, Cultural Memory Faculty Seminar, Conveners: Andreas Huyssen and Maryanne Hirsch, Columbia University, November 21, 2016.

“Moving to the Right? Political Emergence as New Paradigm for Latin America,” Keynote Speaker, University of California, Santa Barbara, November 18, 2016.

“Decolonial Critique in the Era of Extraction,” Panelist, National Women’s Association, November 8, 2016.

“Indigenous Disappearance,” Invited Speaker, Critical and Visual Studies, Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, October 13, 2016.

“Memory and Verboten Archives,” Conference on Memory and the Archive, Featured Speaker, Documenta 16 Initiative, Athens Greece, September 21, 2016.

“Visual Knowledge and Decolonial Perspectives: Francisco Huichaqueo Perez’s Documentation,” Featured Panelist, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, New York University, July 25, 2016.

“Decolonial Gesture: Anarco-Feminist Critique in Bolivia,” Panelist, Latin American Studies Association, New York, May 26, 2016.

“Queer Decolonial Method in the Extractive Zone,” Invited Talk, “Memory and Violence Seminar,” Washington University in St. Louis, May 2, 2016.

“Settler Colonial Masquerading,” Hemispheric Blackface Conference, New York Univeristy, April 8, 2016.

“Carolina Caycedo’s Inverted Views,” Panel Presentation, Modern Language Association, Hemispheric Caucus, Austin, Texas, January 15, 2016.

“Sexual Perversities and the Literature of Pedro Lemebel,” Panel Presentation, American Studies Association, Toronto, October 10, 2015.

“Anarco-Feminist Genealogies,” Invited Presentation, University College-London, Radical Américas, September 15, 2015.

“Visual Imaginaries in the Extractivist Zone,” Invited Plenary Talk, David Harvey and CENICET-Ecuador, National Institute, August 7, 2015.

“Jodorowsky’s Trance,” Panel Presentation, Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 8, 2015.

“Social Traces and Decolonization: A Fisheye Episteme,” FLACSO Quito, Invited Talk, Sociology and Gender Department, April 22, 2015.

“Epistemologies of the Ephemeral,” Invited Talk, “South/South Dialogues and Decolonization,” American University Beirut, April 9, 2015.

“Aesthetics of Disappearance: Memory and Landscape,” Invited Talk, Getty Museum and Research Institute, Los Angeles, February 8, 2015.

“Julie Mehretu in Conversation with Macarena Gómez-Barris,” Invited Plenary Talk, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), January 13, 2015.

“Hemispheric Dialogues on the Las Américas Quarterly Issue,” American Quarterly sponsored panel, American Studies Association, Los Angeles, November 8, 2015.

“Mundo Meza’s Aesthetics,” Invited Panel Presentation, The Getty Institute, Pacific Standard Time Conference, Los Angeles, October 6-7, 2014.

“Decolonial Gesture,” Panel Presentation, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, New York University, October 8, 2014.

“Bolivia’s Feminisms and Fictional Futures,” Panel Presentation, International Political Science Association, Los Angeles, May 8, 2014.

“Comparative Indigeneities,” Workshop, Indigeneities and Decolonization Cluster, University of Southern California, August 15, 2014.

“Body Politics,” Co-Convener, Hemispheric Institute, Encuentro, Montreal, Canada, July 20-25, 2014.

“Cultural Mnemonics and Indigenous Hunger Strikes,” Invited Talk and Conference Organizer, “The Other 9/11 Conference,” University of California, Los Angeles, November 11, 2013.

“Cultural Memory and Mapuche Mnemonics,” Keynote Speaker, “Architectures of Memory” Conference, University of Zurich, June 8, 2013.

“Sexualities and Performance,” Co-Convener, Hemispheric Institute, Encuentro, Sao Paolo, Brazil, January 14-20, 2013.

 “Andean Cultural Memory and De-Coloniality,” Invited Plenary Speaker and Workshop Convener, Hemispheric Convergence Conference, Duke University, Durham, November 9-12, 2012.

“Kirchner and the Affective Politics of the State,” Invited Plenary Speaker, Queer Paradigms Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25, 2012.

“Gay Marriage and State Difference in Argentina,” Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.

“Embodying Politics: Mapuche Hunger Strikes in the BíoBío,” Cultural Studies Association, San Diego, CA, March 29, 2012.

“La Política de Cristina: The Difference a State Makes” for “Political Women in the Américas: Gender, Culture, Power and Public Life,” Invited Keynote Speaker, Georgetown University, February 19, 2012.

“Andean Freedom: The Politics of Reversal,” American Studies Association, Baltimore, MA, plenary on international American Studies, October 22, 2011.

“Latina Femmes and the Politics of Temporality,” Global Conference on Women Studies, San Jose, Costa Rica, Invited Plenary, June 20, 2011.

“Moyenei Valdés and Afro-Diasporic Sound in Mexico City,” Invited Talk, University of California, Irvine, Global Cities in Latin America Conference, May 21, 2011.

“Mapuche Land Struggles and the De-Colonial,” Panel Presentation, Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, University of California, Riverside, March 18, 2011.

“Andean Gateways: Race, Place, and Religion,” Invited Talk, University of Southern California, Civic Culture and Religion, Transnational Religions Working Group, October 13, 2010.

“Internationalism and the De-Colonial,” Panel Presentation, American Studies Association Conference, November 17, 2010.

“Where Memory Dwells: Book Presentation,” Invited Talk, Southern Cone Working Group, University of California, Los Angeles, April 10, 2010.

“Bounded Tourism in the Context of Recent Immigration Policies,” Invited Presentation, Latin American Studies Symposium, Columbia University, New York, March 4, 2010

“Hemispheric Culture the Andes,” Invited Talk, Chicana/o Studies Department, University of California, Irvine, January 21, 2009.

“Researching Memory through Cultural Sites,” Invited Talk, Department of Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, Japan, November 24, 2009.

“Transnational Religion and Spiritual Tourism,” Invited Presentation, Transnational Religions seminar, CRCC, University of Southern California, October 8, 2009.

“Documenting Torture: Wars on Terror,” Panel Presentation, Visible Evidence Conference, University of Southern California, August 17, 2009.

“Andean Gateways: Race and Spiritual Tourism in Cuzco,” Panel Presentation, Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Catholic University, Rio De Janeiro, June 12, 2009.

“Andean Gateways: Social Difference and Clashing Cosmologies in Pisac, Cuzco,” Invited Presentation for “Reconfigurations of American Studies,” American Studies Institute, Dartmouth University, June 25, 2009.

“Comparative Memories of Political Violence in Latin America,” Invited Talk, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, May 6, 2009.

“Visual Evidence of Political Violence in Chile and Guatemala,” Invited Talk, Visible Evidence Conference, University of California, Los Angeles / University of Southern California, Los Angeles, May 2, 2009.

Where Memory Dwells: Book Talk,” Invited Author Presentation, Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, April 23, 2009.

“Ethnic Studies and Transnational (Dis)Continuities,” Invited Keynote Speaker, Crossing Borders, National Graduate Conference, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, March 6, 2009.

“Comparative Perspectives on Memory: Between Spain and South America,” Invited Talk, Department of Sociology and International Relations, University of Complutencia, Madrid, Spain, May 20, 2008.

 “Doubling 9/11: Exile Memories and Beyond,” Invited Talk, University of California, Santa Cruz, Sociology Department, April 7, 2008.

“Historical Memory: Allende and Dorfman as Public Intellectuals,” Panel Presentation, American Studies Association, October 15, 2007,

“Diasporic, Bounded Tourism: The Invention and Commodification of Traditions for Locally-Bound Mexicans in Plaza Mexico,” Panel Presentation, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 8, 2007.

“Democratic Promises: Chilean Concentration Camps and Memory,” Panel Presentation, American Sociological Association, August 12, 2007.

“Femicide and Racial Terror in Guatemala,” Invited Lecture, Espejo: Speaking Against Femicide in Guatemala, SOLART Gallery, May 12, 2007.

“Does Culture Fade in Immigrants’ Travel Behavior?” with Jarad D. Beckham, Konstadinos Goulias and Clara Irazábal, Panel Presentation, Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, April 2007.

“Making the Nation,” Panel Commentator, Pacific Sociological Association, March 26, 2007.

“State Terror and Torture in the Américas,” Panel Presentation, Torture Symposium, University of Southern California, March 10, 2007.

“Villa Grimaldi: Democracy, Memory and Public Space,” Invited Talk, FLACSO, Santiago, Chile, February 11, 2007.

“Counter-Intuitive Feminisms,” Moderator, “Thinking Gender,” Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles, February 2, 2007.

“Bounded Tourism: Immigrant Politics, Consumption and Traditions in Plaza Mexico,” Invited Featured Talk with Clara Irazábal, Cornell University, Ithaca, January 29, 2007.

“Thinking about the Place of Plaza Mexico as Cultural Public Space,” Panel Presentation with Clara Irazábal, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) 2006 “Hyper-Traditions,” Bangkok, Thailand, December 16, 2006.

“Traumatic Memory and Documentary Film,” Invited Talk, Center for Studies of Women and Men, University of California, Los Angeles, November 27, 2006.

“Resurfacing the Andean: Afro-Indigenous Intersections in the Andes,” Panel Presentation, American Studies Association, Oakland, October 13, 2006.

“Torture Sees and Speaks: Guillermo Núñez’s Art of Torture,” Invited Talk, America without Borders Conference, University of Southern California, October 5, 2006.

“Chile’s Legacies: Guillermo Núñez’s Social Art Practice,” Panel Presentation, American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, August 13, 2006.

“Marilú Mallet and Directing Exile,” Invited Presentation, Cinema School, University of Southern California, July 8, 2006.

“The Circulation of Feminist Chilean Cultural Politics,” Invited Talk Transnational Feminisms Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 5, 2006.

“Transnational Communities of Affinity,” Invited Lecture, Film, History, and Memory Symposium, University of Mannitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, April 27, 2006.

“Film and Sociology: Chilean Documentary,” Panel Presentation, Pacific Sociological Association, Hollywood, Los Angeles, April 22, 2006.

“Producing the Nation,” Organizer and Moderator, Making the Nation, Part II, Center for Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, April 14, 2006.

“Enacting Traumatic Memory: Marilú Mallet’s La Cueca Sola,” Invited Talk, Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California, April 12, 2006.

“Slavery and Public Memory,” Invited Chair and Moderator, New World Slavery: History, Redress and Public Memory Conference, University of Southern California, April 8, 2006.

“Making Community: Latina/o New Urban Practices,” Panel Chair and Presentation, Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 17, 2005.

“Making the Nation: Isabel Allende and Cultural Critique,” Invited Talk, Making the Nation, Part I, Center for Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, December 2, 2005.

“Latino New Urbanism: Reformulations of Urban Practices and Living Preferences in Los Angeles,” (with Clara Irazábal), Panel Presentation, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning National Conference,” Kansas, Missouri, October 28, 2005.

“Being Exiles is so Yesterday: Isabel Allende and Memory Politics,” Invited Talk, Latina/o Studies Symposium, University of Southern California, October 14, 2005.

“Gender and Translations in the Americas,” Panel Presentation, Latin American Studies Conference, Las Vegas, October 2004.

“Generational Witnessing in Post-Dictatorship Chile,” Panel Presentation, Oral History Association Conference, Portland, October 2004.

“Invoking Ghosts: Memory Studies and Perspectives,” Faculty Speaker Series, PASEO, University of Southern California, October 2004.

“Chilean Displacement, Terror and Art Production,” Invited Talk, Latino Studies Conference: Southern Cone Migration after the War, University of Miami, April 4, 2004.

“Mediating Race on Television: A Case Study on Michael Jackson,” Panel Presentation, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Atlanta, March 2004.

“Ghostly Screens: Victims Unsettle the Chilean Dictatorship Past,” Panel Presentation, Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, March 2004.

“Latino/a American Cultural Flows,” Panel Presentation, Hemispheric Dialogues 2 Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 2004.

“Latin/a America World-Regional Imaginaries,” Panel Presentation, Hemispheric Dialogues 2, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 2003.

“Rethinking the Mediated and Racial Narratives of Michael Jackson,” Panel Presentation, Inter-Ethnicity Cluster, Chicano/Latino Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, May 2003.

“Villa Grimaldi and the Politics of Remembering Mass Violence,” Panel Presentation, Department of Humanities, Universidad de Chile, May 2002.

“Visual Arts and Post-Dictatorship Chile,” Invited Talk, Humanities Department, San Francisco State University, December 2001.

“Violence, Trauma and Cultural Sites in the Americas,” Panel Presentation, Chicano/ Latino Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, September 2001.

“State Terror and its Representation in Film,” Invited Presentation, Graduate Seminar Memory and Human Rights, Geography Department, University of California Berkeley, March 2001.

"In the Face of Dictatorship: Artistic Production in Latin America," Invited Lecture, Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 1999.

"Gender and Flexible Labor," Invited Lecture, Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 1999.

“Cuban Intellectuals and U.S. Circulation of Cuban Ideas,” Invited Lecture, DataCenter (Research Institute), Oakland, September 1998.


UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES (Partial List):

Pratt Institute:
Provost’s Council, 2017-2018
SSCS Faculty Commons
Crit Viz Lecture Series
Global South Center Lecture Series and Conferences
General Education Overhaul

University and Professional Service:
Co-Editor, Emisférica, Online Journal, June 2017-Present
Editorial Board, Social Text, July 2017-Present.
Editorial Board, Critical Ethnic Studies Journal, 2012-Present.
Editorial Board, American Quarterly, 2009-2014.
USC Provost Graduate Committee, 2012-2014.
USC Provost Committee on Global Education, 2014.
Executive Board Member, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, 2011-Present.
Creator and Director of ASE Commons: Series on Race, Power, and Knowledge, 2012-2014.
Organizer and Convener, “Embodying Race, Sexuality and the Archive: A Symposium,” ONE Gay and Lesbian Archives, 2012.
Provost’s General Education Review Committee, 2012-2013.
Vice-Provost Consultative Committee for Advancing Humanities and the Social Sciences (AHSS) Program, 2012-Present.
Co-Director, Seminar on Religion and Charisma, USC College Commons and Center for Civic Culture (CRCC) University of Southern California, 2010-2011.
Graduate Committee, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2009-2012.
Graduate Committee, Sociology Department, University of Southern California, 2009-2010.
Placement Director, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.
Advisory Council, Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California, 2008-2011.
Graduate Committee, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2008-2009, 2007-2008.
Colloquium Committee, Sociology Department, University of Southern California, 2007-2008.
Executive Committee, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2006-2007.
Chicano and Latino American Studies Steering Committee, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2006-Present.
Executive Committee, Sociology Department, University of Southern California., 2006-2007.
Committee Member, “Thinking Through Imperialism, Economic Theories, Cultural-Ideological Frameworks, and Resistance,” University of Manitoba, Canada, 2005-2006.
Steering Committee, Literary, Material and Visual Culture Initiative, University of Southern California, 2006-2007, 2005-2006.
Media Committee, Sociology Department, University of Southern California, 2006-2007.
Steering Committee, Visual Culture Graduate Certificate, University of California, 2005-Present.
Steering Committee, Latina/o Studies Symposium, University of Southern California, October 14-15, 2005.
Colloquium Committee, Sociology Department, University of Southern California.
Undergraduate Committee, Sociology Department, University of Southern California, 2005-2007.
Curriculum Committee, Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2005-2006.
Junior Faculty Development Committee, Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2005-2006.
Graduate Committee, Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2004-2005.
Colloquium Committee, Sociology Department, University of Southern California, 2004- 2005.
Faculty Resident, Parkside International College Residence, 2005-Present, University of Southern California.
Advisor, NAACP, 2006-2007, University of Southern California.
Advisor, Nuestra Alma Latina, 2005-2006, University of Southern California.
Advisor, Program in American Studies and Ethnicity Organization (PASEO), University of Southern California, 2005-2006.
Co-Coordinator, Feminist Translations in the Americas, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003-2004.
Global Feminisms and War Project, 2003-2004.
Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP), Chicano/Latino Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2003-2004.


COURSES TAUGHT (Partial List):

Art of Protest, Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies,
     Pratt Institute
Peoples and Cultures of the Americas, American Studies and Ethnicity, General Education,
     University of Southern California.
Cultural Theory and Social Thought, American Studies & Ethnicity, Graduate Seminar,
     University of Southern California.
Art in the City, Roski School of Art, Mexico City, Tijuana, Los Angeles, MFA Course
     University of Southern California.
Art and Performance in Las Américas, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis,
     Undergraduate Course, New York University.
Race Across Las Américas, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis,
     New Undergraduate Course, York University.
Indigeneity and Decolonization in the Américas, American Studies & Ethnicity,
     Graduate Seminar, University of Southern California.
American Studies in Hemispheric Perspective, American Studies & Ethnicity,
     Graduate Seminar, University of Southern California.
Dissertation Writing and Reframing American Studies, American Studies & Ethnicity,
     Graduate Seminar, University of Southern California.
Sociology of Memory, Sociology Department,
     Graduate Seminar, University of Southern California.
Senior Honor’s Thesis, Undergraduate Honor’s Seminar for Sociology Department,
     University of Southern California.
Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Undergraduate Honor’s American Studies and Ethnicity
     Seminar, University of Southern California.
Sociology of Violence, Sociology Department, Undergraduate Upper-Division Course,
     University of Southern California.
Globalization and Transnationalism, American Studies and Ethnicity,
     Graduate Seminar, University of Southern California.
Cultural Circuits in the Américas, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity,        
     University of Southern California.
Chicana/Latina Experience, Sociology Department,
     University of Southern California.
La Frontera: International Borders, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity,
     Undergraduate Course, University of Southern California.
Leadership and Social Justice, American Studies and Ethnicity,
     University of Southern California.
Latino Aesthetics and Cultural Production, Humanities Department,
     San Francisco State University.
Latin American Cultural Production, Latino and Latin American Studies Department)
     University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Latin American Studies Association

  • American Studies Association

  • Cultural Studies Association

  • Modern Language Association

  • Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics

  • Pacific Sociological Association

  • American Sociological Association

  • Chicano/Latino and Latin American Studies (CALAS), University of Southern California

  • Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California

  • Indigeneity and Decolonization Research Cluster, University of Southern California

  • Race and Sexuality Research Cluster, University of Southern California

  • Center for Religion and Civic Culture, Associate Research Professor, University of Southern California

  • Communities in Crisis Working Group, University of California, Berkeley

  • Feminist Translations in the Americas Cluster, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Global War and Feminisms Project, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Hemispheric Dialogues on the Americas, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Inter-Ethnicity Working Group on the Americas, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Women of Color Research Cluster, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Fluent in Spanish and English, strong translation and interpretation skills.  Reading and basic speaking knowledge of French. Learning Portuguese.