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Lorena Cuya Gavilano

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Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
Biography: 

Lorena Cuya Gavilano received her doctorate in Spanish and Latin American studies from Penn State University, where she also obtained a minor in Cultural Geography. She is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures at Arizona State University, Downtown (CISA). Her research focuses in Andean Migration, Andean Visual Arts, Andean Narrative, transnationalism, Contemporary Latin American film and literature.

She is the author of Fictions of Migration: Narratives of Displacement in Peru and Bolivia (Ohio State University Press, 2021). Her most recent work examines contemporary migratory flows in the Andean region through economic, epistemological, aesthetic, and decolonial lenses. Other research areas include the "transnational Andes" and the Chinese and African cultural connection in the Andes. 

Education: 

Ph.D. Spanish and Latin American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests: 

Andean Studies

Andean Migration, Epistemologies of Migration, Affects and Migration

Andean Visual Arts

Latin American Cultural Studies

The Transnational Andes

Chinesse and African Encounters in the Andes

 

 

Research Group: 

Migration Studies

Peruvian Studies

Bolivian Studies

Film Studies

Latin American Studies

Intercultural Communication in Spanish for Specific Purposes

Publications: 

Selected Publications:

Book: Fictions of Migration: Narratives of Displacement in Peru and Bolivia (Ohio State University Press, 2021)

Articles:

“Madness and Migration: Broken Geographies in Peruvian Cinema.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Forthcoming 2018.

“Narrativas contaminadas: la estética de la migración en Perú, nuevos signos nacionales.” A Contracorriente. A Journal on Social History and Literature in Latin America 14.3 (2017) 143-170.

“Internal Migration, The Publishing Industry, and Transnational Identities in Two Peruvian Writers.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 69.1 (2016): 1-16.

“17th Century Environmentalism Contextualized: Garcilaso de la Vega’s Comentarios reales.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 19 (2015): 51-73.

"Ser para otro: Máscaras, Fresa y Chocolate y la retórica de la metáfora homosexual." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 88.7 (2011): 811-828.

“Topografía de los cuerpos vejados en ¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? y La tía Julia y el escribidor de Mario Vargas Llosa.” Tropos 24 (2008): 31-50.

Rados Rangelova. Gendered Geographies in Puerto Rican Cultures. Spaces, Sexualities, Solidarities. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press 2015. 217 páginas. Letras Femeninas. 42.2 (2017): 160-162.

María de los Ángeles Romero. Narrativa de la violencia: el hiperrealismo de Rubem Fonseca y Fernando Vallejo. Montevideo: Antithesis 2014. (Hermenéuticas/2). 166 páginas. Revista Iberoamericana. 15.60 (2015): 234-236.

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 402Written Comm. for the Prof
SPA 404SPA in U.S. Prof. Communities
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 404SPA in U.S. Prof. Communities
SPA 405Latino Cult. Persp. for the Pr
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 405Latino Cult. Persp. for the Pr
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SPA 494Special Topics
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 404SPA in U.S. Prof. Communities
SPA 405Latino Cult. Persp. for the Pr
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 404SPA in U.S. Prof. Communities
SPA 405Latino Cult. Persp. for the Pr
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 317Spanish for the Professions
SPA 405Latino Cult. Persp. for the Pr
Honors / Awards: 

Selected:

Arizona State University Research Funds. “Andean Films, Neoliberal Strategies.”  Summer 2017. $5,000.

Editorships: 

Contributor for https://tramacritica.pe/

Editorial Board. Imagofagia: Revista Virtual de Cine. Present.

Evaluator for Chaski, Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, 2020.

Evaluator for Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. University of Washington, St. Louis and Columbia University. 2018.

Evaluator for Hispania. Film and Literature. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2017.

Evaluator for Letras Hispanas. 2013.

Editorial Board. Board Editor. Aleph. 2008.

 

Professional Associations: 

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

Arizona Language Association (AZLA)

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Migration Studies Cluster (ASU, Tempe)

Modern Language Association (MLA)     

Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA)

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Member of graduate faculty of the School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) for Spanish.

Work History: 

Selected Past Consulting Work:

Peruvian Ministry of Education. National Reading and Writing Evaluations.

Real Academia de la Lengua. Linguistic Atlas - Andean areas.