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Sarah Quesada

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor
Romance Studies

Selected Presentations & Appearances


"Atlantic Latinidades: Memory Sites of Transatlantic Crossings in U.S. Latina/o/x Caribbean Cultural Production." · July 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Latino Studies Association (LSA), South Bend, Indiana
“Tomás Rivera’s Site of Memory and the British Scramble for the Congo” - “Remembering Empire” Virtual Seminar Series, Arts and the Humanities Research Council (AHRC) · October 2021 Invited Talk Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, UK
"Reading Trails, Visiting Texts: Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa's UNESCO Slave Route & Latinx Writiing in the Global South" · March 2021 International Meeting or Conference American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), online
“On Roberto Fernández Retamar and the Mambí" - Presentation for Course “Crossing the Atlantic: Race and Identity in the African Diaspora” · February 2021 Invited Talk Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Chair: “Retrospective Latinx Studies: A Look Back at the Discipline.” · 2020 International Meeting or Conference Latin American Studies Association (LASA), , Guadalajara, MEXICO.

(POSTPONED TO 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic)

"Atlantic Latinidades: Memory Sites of Transatlantic Crossings in U.S. Latina/o/x Caribbean Cultural Production." · July 2022 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Latino Studies Association (LSA), South Bend, Indiana
“Tomás Rivera’s Site of Memory and the British Scramble for the Congo” - “Remembering Empire” Virtual Seminar Series, Arts and the Humanities Research Council (AHRC) · October 2021 Invited Talk Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, UK
"Reading Trails, Visiting Texts: Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa's UNESCO Slave Route & Latinx Writiing in the Global South" · March 2021 International Meeting or Conference American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), online
“On Roberto Fernández Retamar and the Mambí" - Presentation for Course “Crossing the Atlantic: Race and Identity in the African Diaspora” · February 2021 Invited Talk Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Chair: “Retrospective Latinx Studies: A Look Back at the Discipline.” · 2020 International Meeting or Conference Latin American Studies Association (LASA), , Guadalajara, MEXICO.

(POSTPONED TO 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic)

Discussant: “Thinking Latinidad Beyond the U.S.” · 2020 International Meeting or Conference Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Guadalajara, MEXICO

(CANCELLED due to the coronavirus pandemic)

“Gabriel García Márquez and the Cold War in Angola" · September 2019 Invited Talk Post45 Symposium,
"Re-Membering Ourselves: Afro-Atlantic Praxes of Memory, Pleasure, and the Sacred” · May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Boston, MA
“Achy Obejas’ Havana” - Colloquium “La ville et ces discours/The city and its discourses" · April 2019 Invited Talk The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“The Decolonial Turn: Visiting Literature, Reading Memorials of the Atlantic” - Decolonial Collaborative Research Group · March 2019 Lecture Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford, CA
"New Diasporas: A Roundtable" · January 11, 2019 International Meeting or Conference Modern Languages Association (MLA), Chicago, IL
"Mess, Excess, and the Pleasures of Latinx Creativity,” Latinx Seminar, · 2019 International Meeting or Conference American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Washington, DC
Chair: “Trans-Hemisheric Latinidades” · July 16, 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Latino Studies Association (LSA),
“Rudolfo Anaya and Transatlantic Latinidad” - Global Latinidades Panel · May 26, 2018 International Meeting or Conference at Latin American Studies Association (LASA), , Barcelona, SPAIN
“Mapping Atlantic Empires: Reading African Travel Literature, Visiting Latino Texts” - Colloquium for the Study of Latina, Latino, and Latinx Culture and Theory · February 16, 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
“Sites of Memory in the Diaspora: Chicanx and Latinx Intersections Towards West Africa - New Directions in Latin@ Studies: A Celebration of Twenty Years of LASA Latino Studies Section · April 29, 2017 International Meeting or Conference Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Lima, PERU
“Reading Space, Visiting Texts: Theorizing a Latin/o African Tourism in Caribbean Literature” · February 6, 2017 Invited Talk University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
"Dialectics of a Gendered Maroon Memorial in Gloria Rolando’s Roots of My Heart" · March 17, 2016 International Meeting or Conference American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
“Theorizing Heritage Tourism: Approaches to Transatlantic Textual Memory · February 12, 2016 Invited Talk Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College, Hannover, NH.
“Transatlantic Sites: Gabriel García Márquez’s Inclusion of the Black Atlantic in Chronicle of a Death Foretold.” - Presidential Theme · January 11, 2015 International Meeting or Conference Modern Languages Association (MLA), Vancouver, BC, CANADA
“An Exported Atlantic: Forging Cultural Exchanges between Cuba and Benin.” - 7th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Worldwide African Diaspora · October 30, 2013 International Meeting or Conference ASWAD, Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
“The Poetic Corpus of a Nerudian Caribbean.” - “Insisting on Modernity: Vision and Revision of the Luso-Hispanic World” · April 13, 2013 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) ,
“Chamoiseau’s Evolution from Slavery to Restoration of Environmental Alienation in Les Neuf Consciences du Malfini” · May 23, 2012 International Meeting or Conference Latin American Studies Association (LASA), San Francisco, CA
“Les neuf consciences du Malfini Gives Voice to Nature: Chamoiseau’s Evolution from Slavery to Ecocriticism and Environmental Alienation" - "Comparative Caribbeans" · November 3, 2011 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Emory University, Atlanta, GA