The Global Latinidades Project in cooperation with The Multicultural Center, and The Graduate Center for Literary Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Present the Interdisciplinary Conference: Love, Violence, and Feminine Resistance: Dis-/placement, Reckoning, and Reconciliation

This interdisciplinary conference approaches the phenomena of forced displacement and mass migration by focusing on works of dis-/placed female artists and exploring the ways that these artists have articulated and imagined myriad forms of identity, resistance, belonging, and home.

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10am, Start time

10:15am, Keynote # 1: Elizabeth Ramírez Soto

11:15, Coffee break: 15 mins

11:30am, Panel 1

1:30pm-2:30pm, Lunch

2:30-4:30, Panel 2

4:45pm-5:45, Keynote #2: Carolina Sourdis

Closing comments, 5:45-6:15pm

Speaker bios:

Carolina Sourdis is an associate professor of the Audiovisual Communication Degree in the Communication Department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and teaches Documentary Writing workshops in the master’s in creative Documentary at UPF-BSM. Her main lines of research are montage and visual essay, applied research methodologies in film studies and archive and memory in Colombian cultural production. She has participated in several research projects of Grup CINEMA, and collaborates with film pedagogy projects for young people. She won in 2019 the short film production fund from the Colombian Film Development Fund FDC, and in 2020 the short film production grant from ICEC. She has participated with film pieces in International Festivals such as the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Fajr International Film Festival and MIDBO, among others. She has published several book chapters in high impact publishers, such as Routledge, and academic articles in indexed journals such as New Cinemas, Alphaville, Cuadernos del cine colombiano, among others.

Elizabeth Ramírez Soto is Assistant Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University, where she teaches documentary film and Latin American cinema. Focusing on questions of cultural memory, affect, non-fiction cinema, and transnational film practices, her work has appeared in journals such as Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia. Her first book, (Un)veiling Bodies: A Trajectory of Chilean post-dictatorship Documentary, is forthcoming by Legenda in the U.K. She is also the coeditor of a volume on women filmmakers in exile titled Nomadías: El cine de Marilú Mallet, Valeria Sarmiento y Angelina Vázquez (Metales Pesados, 2016). Before moving to San Francisco, Elizabeth was based in Valparaíso, Chile, where she completed her postdoctoral research on the transnational productions of Chilean filmmakers in European experimental television.

Conference made possible by the generosity of: The Global Latinidades Project, The Multicultural Center, The Graduate Center for Literary Research, The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, The Spanish and Portuguese Dept., and the Latin American & Iberian Studies Program

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