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MemberAndrea Wald

I am a graduate student at the department of Germanic Studies. I studied German, English, and Theater, Film, and Media Studies in Vienna and Cambridge. I am currently writing a dissertation on the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the “Aesthetics of Surface” in literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis ca. 1900.My interests include: early 20th century German and Austrian literature; Baroque literature and aesthetics; the reception of the Baroque in 20th century scholarship; the intersection of aesthetic and political theory, psychoanalysis.

MemberAimee Armande Wilson

Aimee Armande Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control (Bloomsbury 2016). She specializes in twentieth century literature, particularly transatlantic modernism, feminist theory, and reproduction. Her current book project examines the relationship between writing, masculinity, and pregnancy.  ​

MemberMariela Mendez

I am an Associate Professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond. My research engages comparative literary studies and feminist and queer theories to interrogate representations of genders and sexualities in print culture throughout Latin America. In particular, I address the various ways in which women writers have used the press to craft alternative spaces of cultural, aesthetic, and political intervention that disrupt heteronormative ideologies. I teach at the intersection of Latin American Studies, Transnational Feminisms, Queer Theory, and Feminist New Materialisms, and I am also interested in the political potential of a transnational feminist critical practice.

MemberEdwin Culp

Associate Professor of the Department of Communication, Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where he also headed the MA Communication (2011-2017). He has published and lectured on film production, critical art, aesthetics and politics, Latin American film and theater and arts-based research. He is the author of Hacer tiempo: estrategias críticas del arte en lo político (Playing for time: critique, art and politics, Universidad Iberoamericana-Ciudad de México, 2020). He currently works on a research project on the uses of landscape in representations of violence, forced disappearance and migration in Latin American film and theater. He has also worked in documentary films, theatre, as a curator and cultural management projects. He holds a PhD in History of Art from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an MPhil (Artistic Research) in Art, Territory and Media Culture from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Netherlands Film Academy, UNAM and Universidad Veracruzana. He has worked extensively in artistic and cultural projects, namely in documentary film, theatre and curatorship. He is accredited by the National Researchers System in Mexico (Level 1 Researcher) and was Regional Vice Chair of CIBA, the Latin American regional association of the International Association of Film and TV Schools (2014-2018). He is part of the International Research Network on Live and Performing Arts, ARTEA.