University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


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Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Spring 2013

"Pure Liminality: Discursive Ambiguities in Daniel Alarcon's Lost City Radio"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2011

"Public Art and Memory in Latin America"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "As a result of being awarded the GIAR grant, I was able to travel to Argentina during the spring semester of 2011 to conduct research on representations of trauma and memory in public art. I used the funding for part of my airfare, and the rest of my trip was covered by Dean Furlong and a sponsorship from the US Embassy in Buenos Aires. While in Argentina I interviewed several writers and artists, represented the embassy at the inauguration of Marta Minujín’s Tower of Babel exposition and gave three presentations (“Higher Education in a Globalized World” at the Fulbright Commission and Argentine American Cultural Institute; “La educación superior en los Estados Unidos y la crisis económica: Los estudios latinoamericanos y los nuevos retos” at the Universidad de Belgrano” and a roundtable discussion at the US Embassy on the challenges of teaching foreign languages at the collegiate level in the United States. One of the important contacts I made in Buenos Aires was with the Afro-Argentine writer Washington Cucurto. After returning to Green Bay, I published a translation of one of his short stories in Words without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature. (http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/defiled-woman)"


Fall 2010

"Santiago Roncagliolo's Abril rojo and Political Violence in Peru"

Grant in Aid of Research