Kaitlin M. Murphy is currently an assistant professor of Latin American Cultural Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, faculty in the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and affiliated faculty in Latin American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. She is on the Executive Committee of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, where she co-leads the Hemi Pedagogy Executive Council Subcommittee in developing initiatives that intersect digital media, pedagogy, performance and politics. She is a committee member on the Hemispheric Studies Forum of the Modern Languages Association, and she is also a council member of the Visual Culture section of the Latin American Studies Association. She holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies and M.A. in Visual Culture, both from New York University.
This course will explore topics in Latin American Literature and Culture. Through the readings in this course students will develop analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply these skills to literature and the genre both within the classroom environment and on their own. Additionally, students will achieve a nuanced understanding of the literature's social and historical context.