Silvia Valero

Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Literature at the Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia

Biography

Fall 2015: Afro-Latin American Research Institute Fellowship

Afro-descendancy in the Afro-Hispanic Literature and Audiovisual Works of the 21st Century: Refoundations and Political Identities

Project Description

Afro-descendancy in the Afro-Hispanic Literature and Audiovisual Works of the 21st Century: Refoundations and Political Identities

The purpose of Valero’s current work is to analyze the afro-Hispanic literature and audiovisual works produced over the last two decades in terms of their reception of the "Afro-descendant" discourse. To accomplish her goal, she has to examine different categories originated in the North American context such as Pan-Africanism, Afro-centrism, Afro-diaspora. Her concrete research questions are: Is it possible to find a projection of these identity platforms in the production of Afro-descendant ethnicity in recent Afro-Hispanic literature and Audiovisual Works?  What are the ruptures and continuities in such platforms? Do their presence/absence respond to an ambiguity of Afro-descendancy as an epistemological category?

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