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Ph.D. Student in Spanish

ditorres@live.unc.edu | Dey 115

At UNC Since 2018


Education

Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina, 2020

M.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures with concentration in Spanish, North Carolina State University (NCSU), 2017

B.A. Philosophy, Pontifical Xavierian University, Bogotá, Colombia, 1999

Bio

Interests:

  • Literature and visual culture in contexts of political repression in contemporary Latin America.
  • Victims of enforced disappearance in Literature and Visual arts.

Publications

Book Reviews

  • Valero Juan Y Oswaldo Estrada, Eds. Literatura y globalización. Latinoamérica en el nuevo milenio. Barcelona: Anthropos, 2019, 283 pp. Revista de crítica latinoamericana. Núm. 21. (2020) pp 376-378. Print
  • Vanden Bergue, Kristine. Narcos y sicarios en la ciudad letrada. Valencia, España: Albatros (Serie Palabras de América), 2019. A Contracorriente: una revista de estudios latinoamericanos. Vol 17 No 1 (2019): Fall 2019, 330-332.

Papers and Participation at conferences

  • Guest Lecture: “Violencia en Colombia: el contexto de la obra de E. Rosero, Los Ejércitos”. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, NC State University. Oct. 2017.
  • “Guadalupe años sin cuenta. La inveterada abolición de la disidencia política colombiana”. LASA. May 26-29, 2021.
  • ““Ontología relacionalen la lectura de Axolotl de Cortázar y Salón de Belleza de Bellatín”. Conference on Latin American Studies, Charlotte, NC. March 20-21, 2020. Event was cancelled.
  • “Las esculturas con muebles domésticos de Doris Salcedo. Implicaciones políticas de la violencia ejercida en lo privado”. (Des)articulaciones. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. October 20-21, 2017.
  • “Violencia en Colombia: el contexto de la obra de E. Rosero, Los Ejércitos”. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Oct. 2017.
  • “Doris Salcedo: parámetros del compromiso político en Colombia.” Conference on Latin American Studies. Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), Chapel Hill, NC. March 2017.
  • “Doris Salcedo: Parameters of ‘Political Commitment’ in Colombia” (Preliminaries). The Third European Conference on Arts and Humanities, Brighton, United Kingdom, July 2016.

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 Mellon Conference Travel Award. Conference on Latin American Studies, Charlotte, NC.
  • 2017 M.A. Thesis Distinction, Department of Foreign Languages. North Carolina State University.
  • 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Foreign Languages, North Carolina  State University.
  • 2016 National Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi. North Carolina State University Chapter.
  • 2016 Academic Scholarship, North Carolina State University.
  • 2016 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Community Service, North Carolina State University.
  • 2015 Wolf Academic Award, Intensive English Program, North Carolina State University.

Courses Taught