Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Our International Presenters' Short Bios (panel #2)

Gabby Benavente is a Literature Master's student at Florida International University, where he is currently doing research on the intersections between literature and environmental justice. He focuses on science fiction, and its role in shaping collective solidarity.

Nathalie Le Bouler is a PhD candidate under joint supervision between the Pós-Cultura - Programa Multidisciplinar de Pós-Graduação em Cultura e Sociedade at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil and the CRILUS-Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur le monde Lusophone at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense in France. Her research areas of interest are: indigenous issues related to education; collective memory; identity and autonomy.

Mario Alejandro Ariza is a Michener Fellow in poetry at the University of Miami’s Master in Fine Arts program. He holds a master’s degree in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Columbia University. He is the winner of the 2015 Small Axe magazine poetry contest. His research interests lie at the intersection of aesthetics and political power, and in autochthonously Caribbean modes of power and resistance.

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