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Verónica Garibotto

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Associate Professor
Graduate Admissions Chair
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2614
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Verónica Garibotto received her "Licenciatura en Letras" from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and her MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining KU, she taught at Queen's University in Canada. Her research addresses the links among culture (literature and film), history and politics in 19th to 21st-century Latin America, especially in the Southern Cone. She is particularly interested in how the notions of historicity, ideology and crisis impact the cultural sphere and in theoretical perspectives that combine a close textual analysis with a broader political reading. Garibotto has published articles on the contemporary representation of political activism in journals such as Revista Iberoamericana, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos and A Contracorriente. Her book Crisis y reemergencia: el siglo XIX en la ficción contemporánea de Argentina, Chile y Uruguay  (forthcoming with Purdue University Press) examines the crisis of the nineteenth century as a discursive formation after the 1990s. She is now working on a second book manuscript that re-evaluates the traditional theoretical approaches to testimonial cinema (the psychoanalytic and the popular-subaltern) and proposes an alternative historical approach.


19th - 21st century Latin American literature and film; cultural and literary theory; Southern Cone culture, history and politics; cultural Marxism; post-colonial theory; discourse analysis


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