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09 Nov
Uncomfortable Identity and Representativeness in Estercilia Simanca
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

Topic

Arts & Culture, Diversity

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

Group
University Times, @Pitt
Hashtag

#hispanic indigenous

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Uncomfortable Identity and Representativeness in Estercilia Simanca

This lecture will be presented by Visiting Scholar Adriana Campos Umbarila. 

Estercilia Simanca Pushaina is one of the most outstanding indigenous writers in Colombia. She belongs to the Wayuu ethnic group, whose territories lie in an extensive area that includes the Caribbean peninsula of La Guajira belonging to Colombia and Venezuela. Her voice has inspired collective legal struggles and films concerning the protection of natural resources and the experience of her people. She is also a lawyer and business entrepreneur.

Adriana Campos Umbarila is currrently a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures. She is completing a doctoral dissertation on the protocols of identity of Wayuu and Mapuche writers in Colombia and Chile.

The talk will be in Spanish.

Sponsored by The Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures University of Pittsburgh

Friday, November 9 at 2:00pm

Cathedral of Learning, 129
Fifth Ave at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, 15213