New CRI Visiting Scholar during Fall 2014

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The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to host Catalina Quesada Gómez as a Visiting Scholar during the fall semester of 2014. During her stay at FIU, Dr. Quesada Gómez will be working on a book about the Cuban writer Severo Sarduy. Titled Sarduy entre nosotros and coedited by Gustavo Guerrero, the volume will be published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica in Mexico City. The book's chapters were originally presented as papers at an international symposium on Severo Sarduy, held at the University of Bern and the University of Cergy-Pontoise in June 2013, and co-organized by Dr. Quesada Gómez.

Catalina Quesada Gómez is Assistant Professor of Spanish American Literature and Culture at the University of Bern in Switzerland. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Spanish American Literature from the University of Seville in Spain. She has taught at several universities in Spain, France, Colombia, and Nicaragua. She has also been a visiting researcher at universities in Colombia, Chile, Nicaragua, Argentina, Spain, France, and the United States.

Among her teaching and research interests are 20th and 21st-century Latin American literature and culture, particularly contemporary Colombian narrative, globalization and cultural production, the neobaroque, and Cuban studies. She has received several academic awards, including research grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Paris-Sorbonne, the Spanish Ministry of Education, and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development.

Dr. Quesada Gómez has published numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals, such as Revista Iberoamericana, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Romance Notes, and Hispanófila. She is the author, editor, or coeditor of six books and monographs, including La metaficción hispanoamericana en el último tercio del siglo XX (Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2009) and Literatura y globalización: la narrativa hispanoamericana en el siglo XXI (Medellín: Universidad de Antioquia, 2014).