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      Francis (Fred) Agbemade was born in Abor, a small Ewe-speaking community in Ghana, West Africa. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from the University of Ghana. He also studied Spanish at the University of Cienfuegos, Cuba. He participated in an internship program with University of Seville’s Translation Bureau. He also pursued Translation Studies at the University of Seville. He later obtained his Master’s degree in Spanish from Ohio University. Fred Agbemade is currently a Spanish PhD candidate in the School of International Letters and, Arizona State University. His research interests include Afro-Caribbean & Latin American literature and culture, Cuban & Cuban-American Cinema, Chicano & Afro-American literature and Cultural Productions.


      Ph.D in Spanish – Cultural Studies specialization (expected May, 2019): Arizona State University
      Master of Arts in Spanish – Literature and Linguistics (May, 2014): Ohio University
      Bachelor of Arts (French & Spanish) (May, 2010): University of Ghana, Legon

      Upcoming Talks and Conferences

      • Upcoming lecture: Santeria Ceremonies and Oracles in Contemporary Cuban Culture. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Discovering Series Lecture on Cuba, Nov. 27, 2018.  

      • Upcoming Conference: “La contradicción entre esclavitud y ciudadanía en Sab de la Avellaneda”. X Coloquio International Afroamérica; Esclavitud, africanías y racismo en nuestra América y el Caribe. CIALC, Torre II de humanidades, ciudad universitaria, México. December 4-7, 2018


      • Caribbean Studies Association

      • American Literary Translators Association

      • Modern Languages Association

      • South Atlantic Modern Languages Association

      • Ghanaian Association of Hispanists

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