Sarah M West
Sarah
M
West
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4755
Expertise
Literary and Cultural Analysis, Literary Historiography, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures, The Caste Wars of Mexican Southeast, Contemporary Mayan Literature
Courses Taught
SPAN 416 Latin American Avant Gardes
SPAN 380 Literary Criticism
SPAN 225 Composition I
Research Interests
Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Yucatan Studies, Mayan Studies, Latin American Race Wars, Gender & Race Studies, New Historicism, Political Economy, Psychoanalysis, Marxism, Critical Theory and Philosophy
Education

Ph.D. Spanish.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 2016
M.A. Spanish.  Ohio University, Athens, OH 2007
B.A. Spanish, Ohio University, Athens, OH 2005

Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

"A Neoliberal Love Spell: Race, Tourism and the Yucatan Peninsula and an

Analysis of Televisa’s Sortilegio." In Mobilized Identities: Mediated Subjectivity and Cultural Crisis in the Neoliberal Era. Ed. Cameron McCarthy. Champaign, IL: Common Grounds Publishing, 2014

Peer-Reviewed Articles:
“Yucateco Pirate Novels and the Discourses of the Mayan Rebel in the Nineteenth-Century Creole Imaginary.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Washington University, St. Louis. Forthcoming. 

Manuscripts--In Preparation:
“Nombrar(se) para ser. Aproximaciones al concepto de raza e identidad en Un hereje y un musulmán (1867) de José Pascual Almazán.” Article in Progress.

The Caste War Narratives: Race, Economy, and Literature in Yucatán and Chiapas, 1841-1958. Book Manuscript Proposal in Progress.

Selected Performances

INVITED LECTURES

“History and Uprising in the Yucatán Peninsula.” The Royal Ontario Museum: ROM Summer Club. Skype. 13 July 2015. Invited Speaker.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS DELIVERED

“Mayanism, Caste War and the Mexican Revolution: The Shifting Discourses of Race

in the Literatures of Early Twentieth-Century Yucatán.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Nashville, Tennessee. March 8-11, 2018.

“Toward a Literary History of Mexico’s Henequen Culture.” Latin American Studies Association Conference. Lima, Perú. April 29th-May 1st, 2017.

“Of Savages and Royalty: The Rhetoric of Mayanness in Yucatán’s Nineteenth-Century Literary Register.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. March 23-26, 2017.

Background

2018-               Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

2017-2018      Visiting Instructor, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington

2010-2017      Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

2009-2010     Adjunct Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2007-2009     Instructor, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Mérida, Yucatán, México
                          Colegio de Negocios Internacionales, Mérida, Yucatán, México
                          Study Abroad Instructor, Ohio University, Mérida, Yucatán, México

2005-2007     Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

LWH 2035
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4755
Office Hours
T 5:40 - 6:40, R 2:50 - 3:50 and by appt
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Olivia
M
Edelman
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(777) 442-4755
Courses Taught
SPAN 323 Latin American Literature II
SPAN 415 Latin American Avant-Gardes
Research Interests
Latin American Literature and Cultures, Spanish Language
Education

NEIU

LWH 2035
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(777) 442-4755
Office Hours
Spring 2016: Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Main Campus
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Silvana
T
Mederos
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(777) 442-4755
Courses Taught
SPAN 315 Spanish Culture
Research Interests
Spanish language, culture and literature.
Education

NEIU

Lech Walesa Hall 2035
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(777) 442-4755
Office Hours
Spring 2016: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. or by Appointment.
Main Campus
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Odette
K
Bazi
Instructor of Aramaic Language
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4293
Courses Taught
WLC 200S Introduction to Assyrian Culture
ARAM 101 Aramaic I
ARAM 102 Aramaic II
Research Interests
Aramaic language, Assyrian culture
Education

NEIU

LWH 2030
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4293
Office Hours
M/W 10 – 11 a.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.
Main Campus
Luis Valenzuela Rios
Luis
Valenzuela Rios
Ph.D.
Instructor of Spanish
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education
Other Academic Areas
Phone
(773) 442-4755
Courses Taught
SPAN 371 José Martí
SPAN 352 Puerto Rican Literature
Research Interests
Spanish Language, Latin American Literature and Cultures, Curriculum Development, Education, Teaching
Education

M.A. in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Northeastern Illinois University, 2015
Ph.D., Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, (Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean), Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2017.

 

Lech Walesa Hall 2035
5500 N Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4755
Office Hours
Spring 2017: Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m, Main Campus, and by appointment.
Center for College Access and Success
Main Campus