Migration in Latin American Film: Beyond Trauma, Sex, and Disaster

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Discussions on migration often emphasize crisis and nostalgia. In this presentation, however, ASU professor Lorena Cuya Gavilano will explore migratory displacements as cognitive journeys. While still showing migration as the manifestation of different socio-cultural battles, she will examine new perspectives in the representation of migration in four Latin American countries.

"I seek to show migration as a positive phenomenon that can help us understand the common humanity between migrants and non-migrants," said Cuya Gavilano, assistant professor of Language and Cultures in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU.

Her areas of interest include migration studies, Latin American visual arts, and Latin American cultural studies. She earned a doctorate in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Penn State University and served as a visiting assistant professor at Bucknell University and also taught courses in narrative, theater, rhetoric and composition at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Peru.

This presentation is part of Hispanic Heritage Month events at ASU, Sept. 15- Oct. 15.

Lorena Cuya Gavilano
Faculty of Language and Cultures, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Cronkite Building, Room 122, Downtown Phoenix campus
Free and open to the public