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LACS Graduate Workshop: Deisi Cuate (Spanish and Portuguese) & Sophie Reilly (Anthropology)

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Usdin Martinez  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement



Deisi Cuate (Spanish and Portuguese) and Sophie Reilly (Anthropology)

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Meeting ID:
982 7927 4748

Deisi received her B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Wheaton College (MA). Subsequently, she taught 7th grade math in English and Spanish through Americorps as a teaching fellow in the South Bronx. Previously, she worked as a success college counselor in New York private and public colleges. Deisi aims to explore the Latin American literary production in the years between modernism and post-boom. Particularly researching how authors in Mexico and Cuba responded to the sociopolitical realities of their countries. She intends to delve into the changes in narrative structures caused by Spanish despotism in Cuba and narcoviolence in Mexican literature.

Sophie is an archaeologist who employs paleoethnobotanical techniques (study of plant remains) to study ancient foodways. Her dissertation research is focused in the Chachapoyas region of northern Perú from the 14th to the 17th century. Sophie studies food as a way to learn about the everyday lives of the Chachapoyas people during the periods of Inka and Spanish imperialism. She is particularly interested in the ways that imperialism changes people’s access to particular foods and how people develop strategies of resilience in response to imperial structures. Sophie holds a master’s degree from McMaster University, where she studied the consumption of maize and a variety of tuber species in the Middle Horizon (500-1000AD) Lake Titicaca Basin of highland Bolivia; and an undergraduate degree from McGill University. You can follow her on twitter @reillydigs

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