Holocaust Testimony and Maya Testimony in Post-Genocide Guatemala

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Photo of Estelle Tarica seated and speaking
Estelle Tarica discusses Holocaust testimony and Maya testimony in post-genocide Guatemala. This lecture is part of the Department of Jewish Studies 2018 - 19 lecture series, Holocaust Across the Disciplines. Funded in part by the Morris Weiss Award in Holocaust Education. Reception to follow. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 415
Department of Jewish Studies
Department of Jewish Studies
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Estelle Tarica is associate professor of Latin American literatures and cultures chair of the Latin American Studies Program at University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), concerning the discourse of indigenismo and mestizaje in Mexico, Peru and Bolivia and focusing on the work of José María Arguedas, Rosario Castellanos and Jesús Lara.

Tarica’s current book manuscript examines the circulation and reception of Holocaust testimony in Latin America. Her research areas include the study of racial ideologies and how these are linked to discourses of cultural decolonization, especially in Mexico, the Andes and the French Caribbean. Her articles have appeared in edited volumes and in the journals Chasqui, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Latin American Literary Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, Política Común and Yale French Studies, among others.

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