Prof. V. Grinberg Pla (Valeria)
Visiting professor - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Visiting professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
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Dr. Valeria Grinberg Pla is a literary, cultural and film critic from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who like many other Latinxs has moved to the United States. Since 2006 she is a Professor of Spanish at Bowling Green State University in the US.
She is honored to be the recipient of a REI Professorship in 2021 to work and collaborate at Radboud Institute for Culture and History.
You can find her on the 5th floor of the Erasmustower until the end of November and again in Spring 2022.
Her research focuses on:
-the connection between movement (migration, dance, manual work) and critical perspectives on nationhood and identity;
-the appropriation and transformation of crime fiction and noir aesthetics in Latin America and the Caribbean;
-literary and film strategies to make sense of the past in Latin America;
-the Panafrican, transnational (literary) movements of the Afro-Caribbean populations in the Americas and beyond.
- 2020 - Central America and the Caribbean from a Transatlantic, Afrofeminist Perspective: The Writings of Eslanda Robeson, Maryse Condé and Zee Edgell.
- 2004 - 2010 Towards a History of the Central American Literatures. Co-coordinator of the International Research Group on Central American Literatures from 1890 to 1950. More information
- 28 November 2018 - A conversation with Haley Taylor for an episode of The Rough Draft Diaries on NPR (National Public Radio). The Rough Draft Diaries is a WGTE award-winning radio podcast that explores the social and cultural fabric of the local community, while uncovering personal stories and experiences that resonate globally. More information
- 20 September 2021 - Interview with Rebeca Ramírez for the Club de Lectura de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social about Samuel Nation--a leading Afro-Caribbean writer and publicist in the early 20th Century in Costa Rica. More information
Professor of Spanish
(01 August 2006)
Bowling Green State University