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Feminisms Across Latin American and Diasporic Creatives

In this multi-media, multi-genre presentation, Dr. Castillo Planas will present three distinct examples of Latin American and Latinx creative expressions of feminism: Queer, Decolonial and Afro-Latina within Hip Hop and other poetic texts. Through an analysis of these varied texts and contexts, Dr. Castillo Planas will explore how, where and why these poetics serve to advance a feminist expression across the Americas.

Melissa Castillo Planas 

Dr. Melissa Castillo Planas is an Associate Professor of English at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY specializing in Latinx Literature and Culture. She is the author of two poetry collections Coatlicue Eats the Apple (2016) and Chingona Rules (2021), editor of the anthology, ¬°Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, co-editor of La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades and co-author of the novel, Pure Bronx. Her most recent scholarly book project, A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture (2020), examines the creative worlds and cultural productions of Mexican migrants in New York City.

 


Category

Social Science and Public Policy

Type

Lectures and Seminars

Region

Virtual

Open to

Alumni

Faculty

Parents and Families

Staff

Students, Graduate and Professional

Students, Prospective

Students, Undergraduate

Organizers

MAX-Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, MAX-Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

Contact

Nicholas Feeley
3154434022

npfeeley@syr.edu

Accessibility

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