Coffee Conversation with Laura Lomas

Start: Friday, September 30, 202212:00 PM

End: Friday, September 30, 2022 1:00 PM

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American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark presents

Coffee Conversation with Laura Lomas

Friday September 30, 2022
12:00-1:00 P.M.
LOCATION: American Studies Graduate STudent Lounge
Room 245 Conklin Hall
Zoom link also available

Join us for our ongoing American Studies “Coffee Conversations” — informal conversations with faculty sharing their research, career experiences, and beyond. Get to know your classmates and faculty with this series of get-togethers that will take place every month throughout the year.

Laura Lomas, (Ph.D. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia 2001; B.A. Swarthmore College, 1989) is a literary historian and cultural critic who theorizes the space between languages, states, fields and cultures. Having previously worked as a translator with a Salvadoran human rights organization—the Committee of Mothers of the Disappeared, Assassinated and Political Prisoners of El Salvador—she teaches Latina/o and comparative American literatures in the English department at Rutgers University-Newark. Her book Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino Subjects and American Modernities (Duke 2008), won the MLA Prize for Latina/o and Chicana/o literature and an honorable mention from LASA's Latina/o Section. Lomas co-edited the first Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature (2018), selected by Choice as an “Outstanding” title in 2018. The recipient of three Fulbrights, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and a Whiting Fellowship, Lomas co-founded and previously co-directed the Immigrant Rights Collective, the Latina/o Studies Working Group and was Faculty Director of U.S.-Cuban Counterpoints, a study-abroad program in Havana, Cuba, in 2016. She serves on the Board of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.

The next Coffee Conversation will take place Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 12:00-1:00pm EST with Mark Krasovic

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