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Dr. Karina Vazquez
Director of Community-Based Learning
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Karina Elizabeth Vázquez is the Director of the Spanish Community-Based Learning Program. Her areas of specialization are  Latin American literature, literary and visual representations of work, the biopolitics of touch and emotions, the representations of food, cooking and domestic paid labor in Latin America, experiential learning, and graphic novels. Her classes combine theretical work with experiential learning through academic projects with community impact. She has published extensively on Latin American, particularly on Argentine narrative, Peronism, labor, film, and pedagogy. Her current research projects are a co-edited volume on the Argentine writer Aurora Venturini, a series of chapters on paid domestic work, and a manuscript on CBL and inclusive pedagogies (co-authored with Martha Wright, UR Museums).

Grants and Fellowships

Southeastern Conference Visiting Travel Grant Program for collaboration with Dr. Betina Kaplan (University of Georgia – Athens). Awarded by the Office of the Vice President of Research. September 2014. To be carried during 2015.

Capstone International Center and Office of Academic Affairs – Travel Grant for Teaching and Research. October 2014.

Concejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - Interdisciplinary project “Los rostros de María. Representaciones e imágenes del servicio doméstico en la Argentina del siglo XX” (María’s Faces: Images and Representations of Domestic Service in 20th- Century Argentina). Researchers Dr. Ania Tizziani (Universidad Nacional de Gral. Sarmiento), Débora Gorbán (Universidad Nacional de San Martín), Cecilia Allemandi (University of Buenos Aires), Inés Pérez (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata), Karina Vázquez (University of Alabama). Approved April 2012.

The University of Alabama, Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Grant for "Theater in a Community Based Service Learning Project in an Advanced Spanish Conversation Class," and for developing “Spanish Guided Tours at the UA Natural History Museum.” (2013 and 2014).

The University of Alabama, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Grant for "Researching the Impact of Innovative Practices on Students Learning." February 2012.

Awards

Distinguished Community Engaged Scholar-Award. Recognition by the University of Alabama Council for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP), 2014.

“Faculty Fellows in Service Learning.” September 2012 – December 2014.

Presentations

Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras - Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género, Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Algo huele a podrido en la cocina (democrática): empleadas domésticas, empleadoras y regímenes alimenticios desde la perspectiva del cine latinoamericano reciente." August 2, 2018

University of Masaryk (Brno, Czech Republic) – School of Philosophy and Literature, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures: “El habla de la anormalidad: violencia y estética en Las primas (2007), de Aurora Venturini;” “Un menú para la indigestión: empleadas domésticas, empleadoras y comida en el cine latinoamericano contemporáneo;” “Imágenes (des)compuestas: bildungsroman, historia y migración en cuatro novelas gráficas US latinas”. May 4 – 14th, 2018.

“Los lienzos profanos: Violencia institucional, normalidad y discurso en Las primas (2007), de Aurora Venturini.” The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies. San Antonio, TX, March 1 - 3, 2018.

“Indigested Intake: Domestic Workers, Employers, and Food in Contemporary Latin American Film”. The Meaning of Food: Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities March 26 - 28, 2018.

Workshop for Professors: “The Social Construction of Sabor: Foodlandscapes in the Spanish Classroom.” The Meaning of Food: Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities March 26 - 28, 2018.

Masaryk University – (Brno, Czech Republic) –Faculty of Arts - March 16–20, 2016. “La imagen latente: el habla social en la novela gráfica,” “De Borges y Cortázar a Incadona: invasión y ecología en la literatura argentina,” and “Otra piel, la misma piel: tacto y representación en cinco obras sobre la dictadura argentina”.

New College of Florida – (Sarasota, Fl) – Department of Humanities – October 23, 2015. Presentation and talk on the translation of Darkroom. A Memoir in Black and White, with author Lila Quintero-Weaver.

The University of Alabama – Community Affairs Division – Parents and Teachers Leadership Academy – March 26, 2015. “Los proyectos de aprendizaje a través del servicio y la comunidad hispana: ¿hacia dónde vamos?”

Dartmouth College – Dep. of Spanish and Portuguese – March 4, 2015. “Cuanto más miro, más veo: la dialéctica de la imagen y la palabra en trabajos sobre el pasado dictatorial en Argentina”.

Masaryk University – (Brno, Czech Republic) –Faculty of Arts - November 23–27, 2014. “Recent Latin American Narrative and Violence: The Case of Horacio Castellanos Moya,” “Visual and Literary Representations of Eva Perón,” and “Image and Text in Lengua madre, by María Teresa Andruetto.”

Iberoamerican Theater Festival – Cádiz (Spain) – September 2012. The role of theater in recovering civic engagement in Cuba – Invited by Dr. Eberto García Abreu –Superior Institute of Arts – University of La Habana (Cuba).
 

Publications
Books

Insomne pasado: Lecturas críticas de Latinoamérica colonial. Co-edited with Claudia García and Grazyna Walczak. Guatemala: F&G Editores, 2016.

Translation: Darkroom. A Memoir in Black and White / Cuarto oscuro. Recuerdos en blanco y negro. Graphic Novel by Lila Quintero-Weaver (English Version published by UA Press in 2012). Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama (January 2018).

Aprendices, obreros y fabriqueras: el trabajo industrial en la narrativa argentina del siglo XX. Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblos (“Colección Crítica y Teoría Literaria”), 2013.

Fogwill: Realismo y mala conciencia. Buenos Aires: Edhasa/Circeto, 2009.

Articles

“Making Visible the Invisible: Social Justice and Inclusion through the Collaboration of Museums and Spanish Community-Based Learning Projects.” Co-Authored with Martha Wright (University of Richmond.) Dimensions 2018. Decatur GA: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, 2018. 113-129

“Ni rara, ni extraordinaria: Eva Perón en serie”. Sociedade e Estado, Volume 32, No 1, Janeiro/Abril 2017, Universidade de Brasilia. (January – April 2017). 39-59

La poética del enrarecimiento en La mujer sin cabeza (2008), de Lucrecia Martel.” Journal of  Hispanic Research – Special Issue on Film Studies Scholarship Vol. 16, N 1 (February 2015), 31-48.

Corre, Muchacha, Corre: Estructura de clases y trabajo doméstico en La nana (2009), de Sebastián Silva.” Chasqui Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana Vol. 432 (November 2014), 161-178

Neviditelné násilí. Politické násilí v hispanoamerické literatuř” / “Violencia invisible: ambigüedad estructural en La mujer en cuestión, de María Teresa Andruetto y El sueño del retorno, de Horacio Castellanos Moya.” Co-authored with Claudia García (University of Nebraska – Omaha). Host 8 Journal on Literature (October 2014). 44-48

Historia y proyectos: un análisis del silencio en Lengua madre (2010), de María Teresa Andruetto.” Revista Signos Literarios 18 (Julio-Diciembre, 2013), 107-127

“Brazilian Cyberpunk and the Latin American Neobaroque: Political Critique in a Globalized World”. Luso Brazilian Review 49.1 (Spring 2012). 208-224

Breaking the Waves: Deconstructing Class/Gender and Socio-Cultural Stereotypes through a Course on Human Rights in Spanish.” Jollas – Journal of the Office of Latin American/Latino Studies (Fall 2012). 45-58

Chapters

“Género sobre género: vestimenta, cuerpo y trabajo en el cine de Manuel Romero.”María Julia Rossi and Lucía Campanella Eds. Los de abajo y los de arriba. Tres siglos de sirvientes en el arte y la literatura latinoamericanos. Rosario: Universidad Nacional de Rosario, 2018.

"La poética visual en La sueñera (1984), de Ana María Shua." In Minificción y nanofilología: latitudes de la hiperbrevedad, edited by Ana Rueda. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2017. 259-267.

"Malestar en el eje horizontal: iconografía de ruptura en Neuva Corónica y Buen Gobierno (1615), de Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala." In Insomne pasado: lecturas críticas de Latinoamérica colonial: un homenaje a Á. Félix Bolaños, edited by Claudia García, Karina E. Vázquez, and Grazyna Walczak, 67-107. Guatemala: F&G Editores, 2016.

"Cuerpos para tocar: el uso de la imagen en la representación de la corporalidad femenina y la política en la ficción de María Teresa Andruetto." In Miradas desobedientes: María Teresa Andruetto ante la crítica, edited by Corinne Pubill and Francisco Brignole, 245-264. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones, 2016.

"Cuanto más miro, más veo: dialéctica de la imagen y la palabra en tres obras sobre la última dictadura argentina." In De la cercanía emocional a la distancia histórica: (re)presentaciones del terrorismo de Estado, 40 años después, edited by Fernando O. Reati, and Margherita Cannavacciuolo, 115-141. Buenos Aires: Prometeo Libros, 2016

“Los cuatro peronismos, ilustrado: una lectura desde la serie literaria”. Cristián Sucksdorf and Alejandro Horowicz, Eds. Qué quedó de Los cuatro peronismos. Buenos Aires: Editorial Octubre, 2015.

“Vulnerable Subjectivities: An Approach to Masculinities in the Narrative of Rodolfo Fogwill.” Rocha, Carolina (Ed.). Modern Argentine Masculinities. London: Intellect Books, 2013. 208-227

Education
Ph.D., University of Florida 2008
Spanish
Contact Information
Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 287-6319
Areas of Expertise
Intersections between Literary and Social Studies
Latin American XX/XXI Centuries Narrative
Experiential Learning
Visual Studies and Literary Theory