Ph.D. Student in Spanish

ditorres@live.unc.edu | Dey 115

At UNC Since 2018


Education

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

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 M.A. Thesis Distinction, Department of Foreign Languages. North Carolina State University
  • 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student of Spanish, 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

Papers and Participation at conferences

  • “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.
  • Session Chair. The Third European Conference on Arts and Humanities, Brighton, United Kingdom, July 2016.

Publications

  • Torres, Diana. “Doris Salcedo: Parameters of Political Commitment in Colombia”. A Contracorriente. Raleigh: NC. NC State University, 15.3.(2018): 155-186. Online.
  • Torres Silva, D.I “Aproximación al análisis de las relaciones de poder en la autobiografía de Mario Bellatín Mi piel, luminosa… en los alrededores de la tumba del santo sufí de El Gran Vidrio”. Revista Educación y Desarrollo Social. Bogotá: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, 11.2. (2017): 150-161. Online.

Book Reviews

  • 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.

Courses Taught