NALAS Conference 2023

Keynote Speakers

Florencia Garramuño  

She received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University. She is now a full professor in the Department of Humanities at the Universidad de San Andrés and an independent researcher at CONICET. She has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and has received a Tinker Visiting Fellow at Stanford University. Her many publications include Genealogías Culturales. Argentina, Brazil y Uruguay en la novela contemporánea, 1980-1990 (Beatriz Viterbo, 2003), Modernidades Primitivas: Tango, Samba y Nación (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007), La experiencia opaca: literatura y desencanto (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2009), Mundos en común. Ensayos sobre la inespecifidad en el arte (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2015), and Brasil Caníbal. Entre la bossa nova y la extrema derecha (Paidós, 2019). Professor Garramuño is also known for her translations of texts by Silviano Santiago, Ana Cristina Cesar, João Guimarães Rosa, and Clarice Lispector, among others.

Lillian Guerra

She is Professor at the University of Florida. She is the author of many scholarly articles and works of public scholarship, as well as five books of history: Popular Expression and National Identity in Puerto Rico (University Press of Florida, 1998), The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2005), Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), and Heroes, Martyrs and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958 (Yale University Press, 2018). Visions of Power in Cuba received the 2014 Bryce Wood Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association, its most prestigious prize for a book on Latin America across all fields. Her new book, Patriots and Traitors in Revolutionary Cuba, 1961-1981 was released in January 2023 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Guerra has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.