Liliana Castañeda González is a PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. She earned an MA in Hispanic Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a BA in both Chicana/o Latina/o Studies and Spanish Literature from the University of California, Irvine. Liliana’s dissertation "Reading the Narcosphere: A Queer Hemispheric Critique of Narco Cultural Production" focuses on narco cultural production emerging from Mexico, Colombia, and the US. Her research interests include queer and subaltern studies as well as Chicano/a, U.S. Latino/a and Latin American cultural studies.
This course will focus on the portrayal of the historical, cultural and socio-political reality of Latin America in film. It will also incorporate the representation of literature on film.