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Luz Rodríguez Hernández

Humanities and Foreign Language
Professor
Valencia College-West Campus-
Orlando, Florida

Education:

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Ph.D Candidate
Department of Hispanics Studies
Expected graduation Dec, 2017.

University of Pittsburgh. PA, United States.
Master of Arts
Hispanic Language and Literature
Minor: Brazilian Literature
Minor: Latin American Studies
April, 2007
Thesis: “La población afromexicana: Haciendo visible lo que la nación invisibilizó”.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania, United States.
Bachelor of Arts
Areas of Concentration: Spanish
Minor: Latin American Studies
Cultural Anthropology
Honors: Cum Laude
May, 2005.


Teaching Experience:

Turabo University, Gurabo, Puerto Rico.
Adjunct Professor
August 2007-June 2013
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

University of Puerto Rico, Humacao. Humacao, PR
Professor
August 2008-December 2010
Department of Humanities

University of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, United States.
Instructor
2005-May 2007

Community College Alleghany County. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Adjunct Professor
August 2005- May 2007

Indiana County Courthouse. Pennsylvania, United States.
Language Consultant
2005-2007

U.S ARMY
Audiovisual Documentation Specialist
1990-2003

Papers:

La oralidad y la memoria en los cuentos de Juan Rulfo
March 24, 2016
Presented at Valencia College West Campus
Orlando, Florida

De Latinoamérica a los Estados Unidos: Comparación de trata de esclavos y quehaceres
September 15, 2015
Presented at University of Puerto Rico
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Las soldadelas afro-mexicanas: Reafirmación de la mujer negra en la Revolución Mexicana
October 29, 2015
Presented at Valencia College West Campus, Orlando, Florida

“Travestismo, sexualidad y poder en Fe en disfraz de Mayra Santos Febres y Caparazones de Yolanda Arroyo"
Mayo 28, 2015
Presented at LASA Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Íntima lujuria: Erotismo, cuerpo y poder en Arráncame la vida de Ángeles Mastretta y Fe en disfraz de Mayra Santos Febres
October 30- November 2, 2013
Presented at ASWAD Biennial Conference, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

“Rescatando la tercera raíz: La identidad afromexicana en la muerte de Artemio Cruz”
May 31, 2013
Presented at LASA Congress, Washington DC.

“Rescatando la tercera raíz: Técnicas narrativas, exploración de la realidad y la cuestión de la identidad afromexicana en la muerte de Artemio Cruz”
December 5, 2012
Presented at Homenaje a la vida y obra de Carlos Fuentes
Seminario Federico de Onís
Departamento de Estudios Hispánicos, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

“Deseo, sexualidad, identidad y poder en Fe en disfraz de
Mayra Santos Febres y Caparazones de Yolanda Arroyo”
November 3, 2011
Presented at the Sixth Biennal Conference of the Association of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD). University of Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

“Las imágenes sensoriales en los cuentos de Juan Rulfo”
October 9, 2010
Presented at LASA Congress, Toronto, Canada.

“Performance and identities”. Diferenciando lo inevitable: Pedro Pietri, Tato Laviera y Willie Perdomo
October 9, 2009
Presented at (des)articulaciones, University of Pittsburgh, PA

“Travestismo, homosexualidad, y marginalización en tres novelas caribeñas: Hombres sin mujer, El hombre triángulo y Sirena Selena vestida de pena”
June 11- 14, 2009
Presented at LASA 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Género, raza y clase en los textos femeninos brasileros de Esmeralda Ribeiro”
March 13, 2008
Presented at Primer Congreso de Estudiantes Graduados de Estudios Hispánicos, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

“Visibilizando la población afro mexicana: Haciendo visible lo que a través del concepto de la nación se invisibilizó”
May 22-24, 2007
Presented at the Fist Conference on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, University of San Diego, California.

La historia del Caribe-Hispano representada por la metáfora del travestismo en Sirena Selena Vestida de Pena”
Oct 5-6, 2007
Presented at “(des) articulaciones”, University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania, United States.

“La evolución del canon feminista en la novela brasilera: Una mirada a la literatura afro-brasileña de Esmeralda Ribeiro”.
September 5-8, 2007
Presented at LASA Congress, Montreal, Canada.

“¿Mal hablao? Crítica del lenguaje de La guaracha del macho Camacho”
November 16-18, 2006
Presented at Tercer Congreso Internacional: Escritura, Individuo y Sociedad en España, Las Américas y Puerto Rico. Homenaje a Luis Rafael Sánchez y conmemoración del trigésimo aniversario de su novela La guaracha del Macho Camacho (1976). University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo.

“Los mascogos cimarrones afromexicanos: presente, pasado y futuro”
August 9, 2006
Paper presented at Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA) Conference, Veracruz, Mexico.

“Cacao y Gabriela: Semejanzas y diferencias”
October 14-15, 2005
Presented at the XXXI Annual Hispanic Literature Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania, United States.

“Sirena Selena Vestida de Pena, mujeres en cuerpo de hombre, hombres de aspecto femenino con sentimientos de mujer: Crisis y subversión en el mundo del transexualismo en el Caribe”.
October 7-9, 2004
Presented at the XXX Annual Hispanic Literature Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. United States.

“Issues of Race: Sickle cell among Latinos”
August, 2004
Presented at the 2004 ALARA Conference. Hotel Intercontinental; San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Membership:

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
Member since 2011

Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean (ERIP)
Member since 2007

Center of Latin American Studies (CLAS)
Member since 2007

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Member since 2006

National Collegiate Hispanic Honour Society (Sigma Delta Pi)
Member since 2005

Afro Latino American Research Association (ALARA)
Member since 2004

Phone: (407)582-1300

Email: lrodriguezhernand@valenciacollege.edu

Office: West Campus

Location: 5-146

Hours:
By Appointment

     

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