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 beatriz urraca, phd, professor, modern languages

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Beatriz Urraca PhD

Professor of Spanish

  • PhD Comparative Literature 1993

    University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (MI)

  • MA Comparative Literature 1987

    University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (MI)

  • SPAN 301 Spanish Conversation and Composition I

  • GWS 101 Introduction to Women's Studies

  • GLS 588 Narratives of the Child and Adolescent Self in Spanish and Latin American Cinema

I am trained in comparative literature, specializing early in my career in 19th-century Argentine and U.S. literature. In the last 10 years, I have been working more on Argentine cinema produced since the late 1990s. I am particularly interested in representations of social justice and gender issues. I have also published pieces related to my international service-learning activities with students.

Selected Awards

  • Faculty Development grant to attend a conference on transcultural competence, 2015–2016

  • Provost grant to conduct research on Chilean cinema, 2014–2015

  • Academic Service-Learning Faculty Development Fellowship for international service-learning, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Urraca, Beatriz, and Gary M. Kramer, eds. Directory of World Cinema: Argentina. Bristol: Intellect, Limited, 2014. Print.

  • Urraca, Beatriz. "Rituals of Performance: Ricardo Daran as Father Julian in Elefante blanco." Revista de Estudios Hispanicos 48.2 (2014): 353–372. Web.

  • Urraca, Beatriz. "Celebrity, Slums, and Religion: Reflections on the Other Argentina." Visual and Performing Arts and Human Rights Series. Wellesley College, MA. 13 Nov. 2014. Invited Speaker.

Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Asociación Argentina de Estudios de Cine y Audiovisual (AsAECA)