Humanities on Edge to feature novelist, professor Cristina Rivera Garza

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Humanities on Edge to feature novelist, professor Cristina Rivera Garza

Nominations due Feb. 8, 2021 for the Student Luminary, Cockson, Griesen awards

Humanities on the Edge will host Cristina Rivera Garza to talk about “A World of Migrants: Displacement, Decoloniality, Necrocapitalism” at 5:30 p.m. March 18 via Zoom.

Garza, novelist and literary theorist from Tamaulipas, Mexico, is a distinguished professor of Hispanic studies and the director of the Creative Writing in Spanish program at the University of Houston. In 2020, she received the MacArthur Fellowship. She is the author of eight novels, among them, “No One will See Me Cry” (2001) and “La Muerte Me Da” (2009), both of which won the Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz for that year, as well as “The Illiac Crest” (2010) and, most recently, “Autobiografía del Algodón” (2020).

Humanities on the Edge is a speaker series co-founded by Marco Abel and Roland Végső, who now co-ordinate the series together with Jeannette Jones (Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies), Luis Othoniel Rosa (Modern Languages and Literatures and Institute for Ethnic Studies), and Erin Hanas (curator of academic programs at the Sheldon Museum of Art). Founded in 2010, the series is now in its 11th year, and its mission remains the same — to promote cross-disciplinary conversation and theoretical research in the Humanities.

Register for the event online.

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