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Trópico Andino Series: Grieving Words: Colonial Writing and the Construction of the Afro-Andean Otherness (16th, 17th and 19th centuries)

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cindy Pingry   (847) 467-1933

Group: Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Please join the Andean Cultures and Histories Working Group for a conversation with Jacqueline Alvarez-Rosales the author of De la letra y sus agravios. La letra colonial y la formación de la alteridad afro-andina [s. XVI, XVII y XIX] as part of a cross-over event between the Trópico Andino series & the Afro-Latin America: Representation, Politics, History series co-sponsored by the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program & the Department of African American Studies.

Jacqueline Alvarez-Rosales is associate professor and chair of the World Language and Literature Department (WLL) at Spelman College. She teaches courses on literature and culture of Hispanic America and courses of Spanish language at different levels. She is also part of the African Diaspora and the World and the Honors Programs.

Originally from Bolivia, Dr. Alvarez-Rosales studied journalism (with concentration in written media) at the Universidad Mayor Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, where she graduated in 1996. Selected as a National Humanities Center Fellow (2021-2022), she is currently working on a manuscript tentatively entitled Discourses around the African Diaspora in Bolivia: from the Colonial Period to the Dawn of the National Life. Her project, focused on the cultural manifestations and identity of Afro-descendants in one of the countries with the largest indigenous population: Bolivia, will analyze letters, accounts, poetry, plays, and novels.

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