Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams is Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests center on the representations of subjectivities and national identities in modern and contemporary Latin American cultural production; artistic projects from the Southern Cone; and issues of dictatorship, democratic transition, and traumatic memory.
Olivera-Williams received a J. William Fulbright Research Award for her current work “The Rhythms of Modernization: Tango, Ruin, and Historical Memory in the Rio de la Plata Countries." This book-length monograph studies tango as music, poetry, dance, and interpretation and as a symbol of Argentina’ and Uruguay’s uneven processes of modernization.
Representations of subjectivities and national identities in modern and contemporary Latin American cultural production; artistic projects from the Southern Cone; issues of dictatorship, democratic transition and traumatic memory
“The Rhythms of Modernization: Tango, Ruin, and Historical Memory in the Rio de la Plata Countries,” funded by a J. William Fulbright Research Award. This new project questions how tango, the popular Rio de la Plataphenomenon that encompasses music, dance, and lyrics, became the embodiment of modernization and a strong national symbol of Argentina and Uruguay.
María Rosa Olivera-Williams
Jun 19, 2019
Faculty Fellow María Rosa Olivera-Williams, a professor of Latin American literature, has been named a Luksic Scholar! The award-winning project entitled “University and Catholicism: Memory Studies as a Project of Cultural Politics” was extremely successful and included several enriching events.
Doctoral Affiliate Honored with Shaheen Award
Mar 27, 2019
Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Luis Bravo Galassi has been awarded the prestigious Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in the Humanities and is the first student to receive a PhD from the new doctoral program in Spanish of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame.
Three Kellogg Fellows Awarded Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants
Feb 7, 2018
Three Kellogg Faculty Fellows are among the Notre Dame faculty members that have been awarded Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants this year for projects with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) faculty in Santiago, Chile.