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Cynthia Tompkins

Professor, Spanish
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Cynthia Margarita Tompkins specializes in contemporary Latin American literature and film.

Tompkins' interdisciplinary publications Experimental Latin American Cinema: History and Aesthetics (U of Texas P, 2013, 294 pp), and Latin American Postmodernisms: Women Writers and Experimentation (UP of Florida: Gainesville, Florida, 2006. 226 pp.), underscore her interest in theory and aesthetics.

Her latest book Affectual Erasure: Emotion in the Representations of Indigenous Peoples in Argentine Cinema 1917-2015, in production, alternates film analysis––contextualized with background on the different Indigenous Cultures––with chapters on the history of Argentine Cinema, and closes by examining issues of land sovereignty.

In addition to publishing a number of articles in the most respected refereed journals, Tompkins has co-edited and co-translated a variety of books. Since 2007 she co-edits Imagofagia, the Journal of the Argentine Association of Film and Media Studies (ASAECA) http://www.asaeca.org/imagofagia/sitio/

Tompkins directs the Undergraduate Certificate in Latin American Studies, the Undergraduate Certificate in Translation, and the Graduate Certificate in Literary Translation. In addition she is launching a study abroad program in Buenos Aires for summer 2018.

 

Research Interests

Latin American Film, Latin American Women Writers, Latin American Cultural Production, Contemporary Critical Discourse.

Publications

Books

  1. Five Months in the Argentine: From a Woman’s Point of View 1918- to 1919. By Katherine Dreier. Trans. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins. Santiago, Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2016.
  2. Tompkins, Cynthia Margarita. Experimental Latin American Cinema: History and Aesthetics. Austin: U of Texas P, 2013. Includes 74 B & W images. 306 pp. Sole author.
  3. ---. Latin American Postmodernisms: Women Writers and Experimentation. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2006. 226 pp. Sole author.
  4. ---Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Tompkins, Cynthia M. and Kristen Sternberg, eds. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2004.
  5. No Apocalypse, No Integration: Modernism and Postmodernism in Latin America. By Martin Hopenhayn. Ed. and tr. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins and Elizabeth Rosa Horan. Durham: Duke UP. 2002.  Winner of Premio Iberoamericana Latin American Studies Association Prize.
  6. Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Tompkins, Cynthia M. and David W. Foster, eds. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2000.
  7. Utopías, ojos azules, bocas suicidas: La narrativa de Alina Diaconú. Gimbernat González, Ester y Cynthia Tompkins, eds. Buenos Aires: Fraterna, 1993.

Articles in Refereed Journals

                       

  1. Tompkins, Cynthia M. "El último malón (1916) de Alcides Greca: repetición y cine de atracciones" Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. 32 (2014): 97-119.
  2. ---. “Aproximaciones a la representación del tiempo en la cinematografía latinoamericana reciente.” Montajes 2 (January-June 2013): 7-25.
  3. ---. “Cuestiones metodológicas resultantes del montaje ejemplificadas mediante la representación de procesos psíquicos en La rabia (2008) de Albertina Carri.” Estudios sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas 36.18 (Dec. 2012): 189-210.
  4. ---. “Montage in Fernando Pérez’ Suite Habana (2003).” Confluencia 26.2 (Fall 2010): 31-45.
  5. ---. “A Deleuzian approach to Carlos Reygadas’s Stellet Licht [Silent Light] (2008).” Latin American and Iberian Institute Research Paper Series. U of New Mexico 51 (Nov. 15, 2010): 1-32.
  6. ---. “A Deleuzian Approach to Jorge Furtado’s O Homen que Copiava (2003) and Heitor Dhalia’s O Cheiro do Ralo (2006).” Dissidences 6-7 (May 2010): 1-31.
  7. ---. “Nostalgia en El cielito (2004) de María Victoria Menis.” Nostalgia y melancolía: de pérdidas, locura y creatividad espiritual. Revista de Culturas y Literaturas comparadas 2 (2008):149-58. [2010 actual date].
  8. ---. “Una aproximación deleuziana a Japón y Batalla en el cielo de Carlos Reygadas.” Revista Ohlar 21.11(Aug.-Dec. 2009): 21-36.
  9. ---. “Walter Salles’s Central do Brasil: The Paradoxical Effect of the Conventions of the Documentary.” Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature 33.1 (Winter 2009): 9-27.
  10. ---. “Paradoxical Inscription and Subversion of the Gendered Construction of Time, Space, and Roles in María Victoria Menis’ El cielito (2004) and Inés de Oliveira Cézar’s Como pasan las horas (2005) and Extranjera (2007).” Chasqui 38.1 (May 2009): 38-56.
  11. ---. “Fabián Bielinsky’s El aura [The Aura]: Neo-noir Inscription and Subversion of the Action Image.” Confluencia. 24.1 (Fall 2008): 17-27.
  12. ---. “A Deleuzian approach to Carlos Reygadas’ Japón and Battle of Heaven.” Hispanic Journal 29-1 (Spring 2008): 155-69.
  13. ---. “Imagining New Identities and Communities for Feminisms in the Americas.” Hispanic Issues: Debates. University of Minnesota (2008): 1-33. http://spanport.cla.umn.edu/publications/HispanicIssues/Debates_2008.html
  14. ---. “Imágenes trizadas y significados flotantes: Lo anterior de Cristina Rivera Garza.” Hispanófila 152 (January 2008): 145-56.
  15. ---. “La somatización del neoliberalismo en Mano de obra de Diamela Eltit.” Hispamérica 33. 98 (2004): 115-23.
  16. ---. “Maitena Burundarena: Feminismo Made in Argentina.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 22. (2003): 35-60. Honorable mention for Nineteenth Annual Carlos and Guillermo Vigil Best Essay Prize.
  17. ---. “Aporía en La Selva de Alicia Steimberg.” Hispamérica 31. 91 (2002): 107-10.
  18. ---. “Experimentación y concientización en Buenos Aires Viceversa de Alejandro Agresti.” Ensaios  4 (Dec. 2001): 27-33.
  19. ---. “Representations of Gender, Race, Subalternity in Marianne Eyde’s La vida es una sola.” Studies Latin American Popular Culture 20 (2001): 135-148.
  20. ---. “Humor y melodrama en el repertorio cuartetero de Carlitos ‘La Mona’ Jiménez.” Confluencia 16.2 (Spring 2001):16-23.
  21. ---. “Re/presentaciones: Entrevista con Alicia Borinsky.” Confluencia 17.1 (2001): 112-16 (Interview).
  22. ---. “Aporía: la Vaca sagrada de Diamela Eltit.” Explicación de Textos Literarios 27:1 (Fall 1999): 50-61.
  23. ---. “Pasos bajo el agua y 'Bosquejo de alturas' de Alicia Kozameh: tortura, resistencia y secuelas.”  Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana 27.1 (mayo 1998): 56-69.
  24. ---.“Intertextualidad en Amatista (1989) y Cuando digo Magdalena (1992) de Alicia Steimberg.” Hispamérica 26. 76-77 (1997): 197-201.
  25. ---. “Los Devorados de Alina Diaconú: Vía mística? Atracción Tanática? Alegoría Social?” Confluencia 9.2 (Spring 1994): 88-97.
  26. ---. “El poder del horror: Abyección en la narrativa de Griselda Gambaro y de Elvira Orphée.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 46.1 (June 1993): 179-192.
  27. ---. “La construcción del subalterno en textos de Homérica latina, de Marta Traba y Los Heréticos, Libro que no muerde, y Donde viven las águilas, de Luisa Valenzuela.” Confluencia 8.1 (Fall 1992): 31-37.
  28. ---. “La palabra, el deseo, y el cuerpo o la expansión del imaginario femenino: Canon de alcoba de Tununa Mercado” Confluencia 7.2 (Spring 1992): 137-140.
  29. ---. “La posmodernidad de Como en la Guerra de Luisa Valenzuela.” Nuevo Texto Crítico. 4.7 (1991): 169-174. Rpt.

Forthcoming Book

Tompkins, et al---. Ed. Diez Miradas sobre Cine y Audiovisual: Volumen Aniversario de la Revista Imagofagia. Buenos Aires: Editorial de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2016.

 

Edited Collections and Signed Encyclopedia Contributions   note*=refereed

 

  1. *---. “Inscription and Subversion of the Road Movie in Inés de Oliveira Cézar's Cassandra (2012).” The Latin American Road Movie. Verónica Garibotto and Jorge Pérez eds. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2016. 255-71.
  2. *---. “Wild Naked Ladies: Shifting Paradigms. Gendered Approaches to María Victoria Menis’ Cámara oscura [Camera Obscura] (2008), and Albertina Carri’s La rabia [Anger] (2008). ” Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino and Iberian Texts and Culture. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2015. 141-156.
  3. *Tompkins, Cynthia. “Montaje en Suite Habana (2003) de Fernando Pérez,” Teoría y prácticas audiovisuales. Eds. Marina Moguillansky, Andrea Molfetta, Miguel Angel Santagada. Buenos Aires: Teseo, 2010. 493-503.
  4. *---. “Ironía, parodia y perfomatividad en Mina cruel, Sueños del seductor abandonado y Cine continuado de Alicia Borinsky” Borinsky: Tatuajes, tango y la escritura hologramática de Buenos Aires. Miriam Balboa Echeverría, ed. Buenos Aires: Nueva Generación, 2008. 29-44.
  5. *---. “Pasos bajo el agua y ‘Bosquejo de alturas’ de Alicia Kozameh: tortura, resistencia y secuelas.” Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana. 27.1 (mayo 1998): 56-69. Rpt. in Escribir una generación: la escritura de Alicia Kozameh. Edith Dimo, ed. Córdoba, Argentina: Alción, 2005. 13-29.
  6. ---. and Kristen Sternberg. “Introduction.” Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cynthia M. Tompkins and Kristen Sternberg, eds. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2004. 1-12.
  7. *---. “Intertextualidad y différance en El miedo de perder a Eurídice, de Julieta Campos, y Cuando digo Magdalena, de Alicia Steimberg.” Género y Cultura en América Latina. Arte, historia y estudios de género, Luzelena Gutiérrez de Velasco, ed. El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Sociológicos, Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios de la Mujer: Unesco, 2003. 189-202.
  8. ---. “La posmodernidad de Como en la guerra de Luisa Valenzuela.” Rpt. “Luisa Valenzuela's Como en la guerra: A Postmodernist Text.” Twentieth-Century Spanish American Literature since 1960. David W. Foster and Daniel Altamiranda, eds. New York: Garland P, 1997. 305-10.
  9. *---. “Historiographic Metafiction or the Rewriting of History in Carmen Boullosa's Son vacas, somos puercos.” The Other Mirror: Women's Narrative in Mexico 1980-1995. Kristine Ibsen, ed. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, 1997. 85-98.
  10. *---. “Intertextuality as Différance in Julieta Campos; El miedo de perder a Eurídice: A Symptomatic Case of Latin American Post-Modernism.” The Postmodern in Latin and Latino American Cultural Narratives. Claudia Ferman, ed. Garland: New York, 1996. 153-180.
  11. *---. “La re-escritura de la historia en Doña Inés contra el olvido de Ana Teresa Torres.” Escritura y desafío: narradoras venezolanas del siglo xx. Edith Dimo and Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesús, eds. Caracas: Monteávila, 1996. 103-123.
  12. ---. “Erica Jong.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists Since World War II. James R. Giles and Wanda H. Giles, eds. Detroit: Gale Research Inc. 1995, 99-106.
  13. ---. “Sandra Cisneros.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Novelists Since World War II. James R. Giles and Wanda H. Giles, eds. Detroit: Gale, 1995. 35-41.
  14. ---. La posmodernidad de Cama de ángeles de Alina Diaconú.” Utopías, ojos azules, bocas suicidas: La narrativa de Alina Diaconú. Ester Gimbernat González and Cynthia Tompkins, eds. Buenos Aires: Fraterna, 1993. 107-120.
  15. *---. “Reclaiming the Erotic: Alma Villanueva's The Ultraviolet Sky and Tununa Mercado's Canon de alcoba.” Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the GLCA (Great Lakes Colleges Association) on Feminism, Ethnocentrism, and the Production of Knowledge. Dayton, Ohio: Bergamo Conference Center, 1990. 104-112.
  16. ---. “Introducción.” [Introduction]  Utopías, ojos azules, bocas suicidas: La narrativa de Alina Diaconú. Ester Gimbernat González and Cynthia Tompkins, eds. Buenos Aires: Fraterna, 1993. 17-20.
  17. Diaconú, Alicia. “Autobiografía.” Ester Gimbernat González and Cynthia Tompkins, eds. and tr., Utopías, ojos azules, bocas suicidas: La narrativa de Alina Diaconú. Buenos Aires: Fraterna, 1983; rpt. 9-20, for Constantin Roman's Blouse Roumaine [Romanian women] e-book http://www.blouseroumaine.com/orderthebook_p1.html 2009.

 

Articles in Newsletters

“Postmodern approaches to negotiating religion in the classroom,” Feministas Unidas Newsletter 26.2 (Fall 2006): 33-51.

Edited Journal Issue

  1. Editor of eight articles on the representation of time for a Dossier in Imagofagia. VII (Journal of ASAECA – Argentine Association of Cinema and Media Studies) April, 2013. Refereed.
  2. “Mujer y Ciudad en América Latina, España y Estados Unidos latino.” Special Issue of Letras femeninas, Summer 2013. Tompkins, Cynthia M., David W. Foster and Marina Pérez de Mendiola, eds.

Translations

  1.  “El primer plano del rostro en el testimonio audiovisual: El poder de la memoria incardinada.” from “The Facial Closeup in Audio-Visual Testimony: The Power of Embodied Memory” By Michael Renov. Keynote Presentation at ASAECA (Argentine Association of Film and Media Studies) Conference, Rosario, Argentina, March 13-15, 2014. Imagofagia 11 (May 2015). <http://www.asaeca.org/imagofagia/sitio/index.php?option=com_content&view...
  2. Elizabet Lilia Estallo, Francisco Felipe Ludueña-Almeida, and Andrés Mario Visintin (2012): Effectiveness of normalized difference water index in modelling Aedes aegypti house index. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33:13, (2012): 4254-4265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2011.640962.
  3. “Reexaminando el cine de atracciones: cambios epistémicos, realineamientos diegéticos y el retorno de Rube en los medios digitales” by Thomas Elsaesser. Tr. Cynthia Tompkins. Imagofagia 3 (April 2011) http://www.asaeca.org/imagofagia/sitio/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=124&Itemid=8
  4. “Imaginando nuevas identidades y comunidades para los feminismos en las Américas,” by Cynthia Tompkins. Tr. Cynthia Tompkins. Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Mujer y Género. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 2009.
  5. “Teens at the Border: for a Politics of Representation” by Rossana Reguillo. Tr. Cynthia Tompkins. Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean, Tompkins, C. M. and Kristen Sternberg, eds. Connecticut: Greenwood, 2004. 13-19.
  6. “Polarized Modernity: Latin America at the Postmodern Juncture” by Raúl Bueno. Tr. Cynthia Tompkins. Latin America Writes Back: Postmodernity in the Periphery. An Interdisciplinary Cultural Perspective. Ed. Emil Volek. Hispanic Issues 28, New York/London: Routledge, 2002. 189-201.
  7. “Latin American Writer in these Postmodern Times” by Abelardo Castillo. Tr. Cynthia Tompkins. Latin America Writes Back: Postmodernity in the Periphery. An Interdisciplinary Cultural Perspective. Ed. Emil Volek. Hispanic Issues 28, New York/London: Routledge, 2002. 202-13.
  8. “Latin America and Postmodernity” by Nelly Richard. Tr. Cynthia Tompkins. Latin America Writes Back: Postmodernity in the Periphery. An Interdisciplinary Cultural Perspective. Ed. Emil Volek. Hispanic Issues 28, New York/London: Routledge, 2002. 225-233.

 

Research Activity
  • Tompkins,Cynthia M*. REVISION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING (CCPT). AZ DES-CHILD CARE ADMIN(8/1/2003 - 7/31/2004).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 427Colonial&Postcol Latin Am Lit
SPA 582Studies in Latin American Film
SLC 593Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
SLC 484Internship
SPA 545Concepts of Literary Criticism
SLC 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CDE 484Internship
SPA 484Internship
SPA 493Honors Thesis
THE 494Special Topics
FMS 494Special Topics
SPA 494Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
SPA 576Contemp Span Amer Short Story
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 590Reading and Conference
SPA 592Research
SPA 595Continuing Registration
SPA 790Reading and Conference
SPA 792Research
SPA 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
THE 494Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
SPA 494Special Topics
FMS 494Special Topics
SPA 553Latin Am Fem Film
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 428Spanish American Literature
SPA 472Spanish American Civilization
SPA 484Internship
SPA 590Reading and Conference
SPA 592Research
SPA 595Continuing Registration
SPA 790Reading and Conference
SPA 792Research
SPA 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 428Spanish American Literature
SPA 580Practicum
SPA 590Reading and Conference
SPA 592Research
SPA 595Continuing Registration
SPA 599Thesis
SPA 684Internship
SPA 691Seminar
SPA 692Research
SPA 695Continuing Registration
SPA 784Internship
SPA 790Reading and Conference
SPA 792Research
SPA 795Continuing Registration
SPA 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
SPA 484Internship
SLC 593Applied Project
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
SPA 590Reading and Conference
SPA 592Research
SPA 595Continuing Registration
SPA 790Reading and Conference
SPA 792Research
SPA 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 494Special Topics
FMS 494Special Topics
SPA 494Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
SPA 576Contemp Span Amer Short Story
SPA 580Practicum
SPA 584Internship
SPA 590Reading and Conference
SPA 592Research
SPA 595Continuing Registration
SPA 599Thesis
SPA 684Internship
SPA 692Research
SPA 695Continuing Registration
SPA 784Internship
SPA 790Reading and Conference
SPA 792Research
SPA 795Continuing Registration
SPA 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
SPA 427Spanish American Literature
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 202Literary & Cultural Theory
SPA 428Spanish American Literature
SPA 472Spanish American Civilization
SPA 590Reading and Conference
SPA 592Research
SPA 595Continuing Registration
SPA 790Reading and Conference
SPA 792Research
SPA 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 428Spanish American Literature
SPA 545Concepts of Literary Criticism
SPA 580Practicum
SPA 583Fieldwork
SPA 584Internship
SPA 590Reading and Conference
SPA 592Research
SPA 595Continuing Registration
SPA 599Thesis
SPA 684Internship
SPA 692Research
SPA 695Continuing Registration
SPA 784Internship
SPA 790Reading and Conference
SPA 792Research
SPA 795Continuing Registration
SPA 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Transnational Latin American Women’s Movements,". MLA, Philadelphia (Dec 2009).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "O Cheiro do Ralo: Cartografía de la adaptación de la novela de Lourenço Mutarelli (2002) a la película de Heitor Dalia (2006).". SEPANCINE (Mexican Film Association) Conference (Oct 2009).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Montaje en Suite Habana (2003)". Primer Encuentro Anual de la Sociedad Argentina de Estudios de Cine y Audiovisual, Universidad Nacio (Jun 2009).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Inés de Oliveira Cézar’s Como pasan las horas (2005) and Extranjera (2007)". LASA Latin American Studies Association. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Jun 2009).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Inés de Oliveira Cézar’s Como pasan las horas (2005) and Extranjera (2007)". LASA, Rio de Janeiro (Jun 2009).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Montaje en Suite Habana (2003)". Asociacion Argentina de Cine y Audiovisual (Jun 2009).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Aesthetics of Contemporary Latin American Film. SILC Work in Progress (Nov 2008).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Una aproximación deleuziana a La extranjera (2007) de Inés Oliveira Cézar,". Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies 55th Annual Conference, (Apr 2008).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Imagining New Identities and Communities for Feminisms in the Americas. New Directions in Latin American Feminism (Apr 2008).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. "Difference and Repetition in Inés de Oliveira Cézar’s La extranjera (2007)". National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations (Mar 2008).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Como pasan las horas de Ines Oliveira Cezar (2005) : Montage como narracion. Mujeres Transatlanticas, Cruces de Lenguas, Zonas de Encuentros (Oct 2007).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Aproximacion Deleuziana a El aura de Fabian Bielinsky. AATSP (Aug 2007).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Jorge Gaggero's Live in Maid (2005). International Independent Film Series (Jun 2007).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. A Deleuzian Approach to Carlos Reygadas' Japon and Battle of Heaven. ASU Spanish Graduate Student Conference (Apr 2007).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Carlos Sorin's El perro (2004). Latin American Film Festival (Mar 2007).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Postmodern Approaches to Negotiating Religion in the Classroom. MLA Modern Language Association (Dec 2006).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Nostalgia de infancia como alegoria de la nacion en El cielito de Maria Victoria Menis. Congreso Internacional de la Nostalgia (Nov 2006).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Maternidad, performance y despojo en El cielito de Maria Victoria Menis. Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica (Oct 2006).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Self-Deconstructing Latin American Films. Visual Synergies (Jun 2006).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Imagenes trizadas y significados flotantes: Lo anterior de Cristina Rivera Garza. LASA, Puerto Rico (Mar 2006).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. La Forza del Estilo: La forza del destino de Julieta Campos. Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica," October 19-22, 2005 (Oct 2005).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. La somatización del neoliberalismo en Mano de obra de Diamela Eltit. Latin American Studies Association (Oct 2004).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Postmodernist Approaches to Literature Pedagogy Session. ASU Spanish Graduate Student Conference (May 2004).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Trayectoria y proyecciones de los Estudios de Género en los Estados Unidos. Género e identidades: se abren brechas para la educación superior (Mar 2004).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Reclaiming the Erotic: Alma Villanueva's The Ultraviolet Sky and Tununa Mercado's Canon de alcoba. 14th GLCA "Feminism, Ethnocentrism, and the Production of Knowledge" (Nov 1990).
  • Tompkins, Cynthia. Reclaiming the Erotic: Alma Villanueva's The Ultraviolet Sky and Tununa Mercado's Canon de alcoba. 14th GLCA: "Feminism, Ethnocentrism, and the Production of Knowledge" (Nov 1990).
Service
  • Honors College, ASU (2009 - Present)
  • Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios' Anthology of Cinema, Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • ASU, Director of the Latin American Certificate (2007 - Present)
  • ASU, Director of the Latin American Certificate (2007 - Present)
  • Confluencia, Editorial board (1993 - Present)
  • Confluencia, Reviewer (1993 - Present)
  • Chasqui, Editorial Board (2010 - 2020)
  • Graduate Committee - Spanish & Portuguese section, member (2002 - 2018)
  • Imagofagia, Editorial Member (2009 - 2014)
  • Confluencia, Editorial Board (1993 - 2013)
  • AILCFH (Asociación Internacional de Cultura y Literatura Femenina Hispánica), Co-ed of Book Publication Series _ Victoria Urbano Award (2008 - 2012)
  • Confluencia, Reviewer (1993 - 2012)
  • SILC, Senator (2010 - 2012)
  • York College, CUNY, External Reviewer (2010 - 2011)
  • Solaluna, Co-Director w/ Dr. Jesús Rosales (2010 - 2010)
  • LASA, Co-Chair of the Film Section (2009 - 2010)
  • AILCFH, Past President (2008 - 2010)
  • Feministas Unidas, Secretary and Liaison with MLA (1996 - 2010)
  • Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • MLA Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages, Vice-President (2008 - 2009)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, Member of the Curriculum Committee (2009 - 2009)
  • Honors College, Advisor (2009 - 2009)
  • MLA Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages, 2nd Vice-President (2007 - 2008)
  • Western Case Reserve, Tenure Evaluator (2008 - 2008)
  • Graduate Committee - Spanish & Portuguese section, member (2002 - 2008)
  • DLL Personnel Committee, Elected and appointed Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Elected and appointed Co-Chair (2005 - 2007)
  • MLA, Member of the Committee on the status of women (2004 - 2007)
  • Nortern Arizona University, External Reviewer (2007)
  • AILCFH/Asociacion Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispanica, Co-organizer (2006 - 2007)
  • Asociacion Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispanica, President (2005 - 2007)
  • LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Film section, Elected Council member (2006 - 2007)
  • MLA Committee for the Status of Women in the Profession, organizer and chair of "Pregnant Bodies and Other Mothers in the Academy" (2006 - 2006)
  • Appointed for the Search of an Undergraduate Advisor (2006 - 2006)
  • Undergraduate Certificate Program in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, Committee Member (2006)
  • Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Hope College, External reviewer for Promotion to Full Professor (2006 - 2006)
  • Tufts University, External reviewer for Tenure & Promotion (2006 - 2006)
  • DLL, Appointed member of the search committee for an Undergraduate Advisor (2006 - 2006)
  • Film section, at LASA, Puerto Rico, organiser of panel "Encrucijadas del cine latinoamericano" (2006 - 2006)
  • NEH Course on Brazilian Literature, Member of the selection committee of applicants (2006 - 2006)
  • Nominated co-Chair for the LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Film section (2005), Co-Chair of the section (2005 - 2006)
  • Feministas Unidas, Awards committee (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU Commission on the Status of Women, Appointed to the ASU Commission on the Status of Women (2003 - 2005)
  • Subcommittee of Recruitment and Retention, Elected and appointed Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • Feministas Unidas, Newsletter editor (1996 - 2005)
  • Frontiers, reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Senate, elected and appointed DLL senator (2004 - 2005)
  • Appointed Acting Graduate Director (2004 - 2004)
  • Spanish Section, Appointed Acting Graduate Director of the Spanish Section (2004 - 2004)
  • Search for Asst/Assoc. Prof. Arabic Studies, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Canada Council for the Arts, reviewer (2004)
  • Center for Latin American Studies, Committee Member (2004)
  • DLL, Elected and appointed for the Search of a Chair for DLL (2004)
  • DLL, mentor (2004)
  • External Search Committee for Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Member of the search committee (2004)
  • External Search committee for DLL Chair, elected and appointed member of the search committee (2004)
  • Skidmore, reviewer (2004)
  • Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, reviewer (2004)
  • Comparative Literature program, Took a leadership role in reviving the Comparative Literature program (2001 - 2003)
  • College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee, Curriculum Committee member (2000 - 2003)
  • ASU Commission on the Status of women, member (2003)
  • Asociacion Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispanica, vice-president (2003)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, member (2003)
  • Cincinnati Romance Review, Reviewer (2003)
  • DLL Advisory Committee, member (2003)
  • Georgetown Univ. Press, reviewer (2003)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Elected council member (2003)
  • NEH, reviwer of Summer seminars and institutes (2003)
  • Personnel Committee, member (2003)
  • Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee, chair (2003)
  • Search for Mexicanist, Chair (2002)
  • PFF program, Participated in PFF program with Barbara Riess: class observation, interview & service component (1998 - 1998)