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MemberRocío Quispe-Agnoli

A native from Perú, Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is Professor of  Hispanic Studies with a specialization in Colonial Latin American Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University (MSU). She is a core faculty member for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Gender Studies in a Global Context. She is also affiliated faculty in the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program and the Program of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. Her research interests include issues of race, ethnicity, and identity, women’s and gender studies, visual studies and circulation of images among different media, Indigenous photographers, reflections on coloniality, and television and telenovela studies. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is also a creative writer and has published a book of short stories. Her short fiction has earned her several awards. She is also an amateur photographer and won the 2011 MSU Global Focus Competition-People’s Choice Award. Every four years, she avidly follows the Soccer World Cup. Areas of interest: Colonial Latin American Studies, Interdisciplinary studies, Digital Humanities, Digital Pedagogy, Visual Studies, Television Studies, Studies of Dispersion and Randomness-Postmodern condition, Postcolonial Studies and Studies of Subalternity, Indigeneity, Gender, Oral/Written, Identity and Otherness.

MemberLuis Restrepo

My main research field is Colonial Latin America, with interest in postcolonialism, literature and human rights, indigenous literatures of the Americas.  I currenly direct the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies Program (MA & PhD) at the University of Arkansas. I have served in the MLA Executive Committee of Colonial Latin American Literature, as Co-Chair of the Latin American Studies Colombia Section. I serve on the editorial board of  Confluencia  (U of Northern Colorado), Perifrasis (U de Los Andes, Bogota), Estudios de Literatura Colombiana (U de Antioquia, Medellin), and Co-herencia (U Eafit, Medellin).  I am a U.S. Fulbright Scholar recipient to Colombia. I have been visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Eafit, and Universidad de Buenos Aires (Online).