Dr. Adriana Amante wrote her PhD thesis on Argentine Literature of the Exiles in Brazil during the Rosas regime.
She is a researcher at the Instituto de Literatura Hispanoamericana (UBA) and Academic Director of the Escuela Superior de Creativos Publicitarios. Her research focuses on Argentine and Brazilian literature, and her work has been funded by scholarships from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Instituto Camões, and the UBA. She has held the position of Visiting Researcher at New York University, University of London, and Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Dr. Amante is a member of the editorial board of the journal Las ranas (artes, ensayos y traducción). She co-authored Absurdo Brasil. Polémicas en la cultura brasileña, which won an honorary award from the Premio Panhispánico de traducción especializada de Unón Latina, 2005. She translated from Portuguese to Spanish Fernando Pessoa's El Banquero Anarquista, and, with a subsidy for Academia Brasileña de Letras and Centro de Estudios Brasileños de Buenos Aires, she translated Machado de Assis' Memorias póstumas de Bras Cubas. Her essays have been published in various books and academic journals.
Dr. Amante currently teaches XIX Century Argentine Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and the seminar "Borges and Argentine Literature" at New York University Buenos Aires.
Pablo Ansolabehere earned his PhD in Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2008). He teaches at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Universityof San Andrés (Buenos Aires). He is a researcher at the University of Buenos Aires on Argentine Literature. He taught Latin American Literature at Wesleyan University, CT (2000-20002, 2005-2006) and at the University of Georgia, GA (2010).
Ansolabehere has published several articles on Argentine and Latin American Literature in books and journals such as Revista Iberoamericana (Pittsburgh), Anales de la Literatura Hispanoamericana (Madrid), Mora, Revista del Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género (Buenos Aires), and Entrepasados. Revista de Historia (Buenos Aires), among others. He is the author of two books, Literatura y anarquismo en Argentina (1879-1910), and Oratoria y evocación: un episodio perdido en la literatura argentina. Both books will be published in 2011.
He currently teaches Readings of Spanish American Literature at New York University in Buenos Aires.
Beatriz Autieri has a Licenciatura en Letras from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), and a certificate in Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera from the same institution.
For the last ten years, she has taught Spanish as a Foreign Language, working both as a tutor in training courses and as an instructor at all levels. She also leads reading and writing workshops for first-year undergraduates at UBA. At New York University in Buenos Aires she teaches Advanced Grammar and Composition and Intensive Elementary Spanish.
Beatriz Autieri is the co-author of two books for learning Spanish as a Foreign Language: Voces del Sur/ Español de Hoy: Nivel Elemental (2002) and Voces del Sur/ Español de Hoy: Nivel Intermedio (2004).
Susana Benedek obtained her Licenciatura en Arquitectura from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1992, and received certificates in Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera from the Fundación Ortega y Gasset and the Speak Spanish Institute.
She currently teaches Intensive Spanish for Advanced Beginners at NYU Buenos Aires and has over twenty-five years of teaching experience. She also coordinates city tours and cultural outings for the students at NYU Buenos Aires.
A third-generation Argentine-Hungarian, Susana Benedek remains active in the Buenos Aires Hungarian community. She is a regular columnist in Magyar Hírlap, a local Hungarian-Spanish newspaper; and she produces, directs, and conducts Hungría Cerca, a weekly radio program. Since 2008 she has belonged to the Committee of Hungarian Pedagogical Editors.
She is the author of Beszéljünk magyarul 1, 2, 3 (Let's speak Hungarian 1 ,2, 3) and Írjunk magyarul 1 (Let's write Hungarian 1) both published in Buenos Aires in 2008. She also illustrated the girl-scout handbook Leánycserkészek könyve 1 (1991) and Leánycserkészek könyve 2 (1998).
Since 1980, Susana Benedek has been involved in formal instruction as a scout leader, conducting or lecturing at leadership training courses in Argentina, Brazil, Austria, and the United States. Activities at the leadership training courses include program development, lesson planning, exam preparation, and coordination of group activities.
Pía Bouzas received her Licenciatura en Letras from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1992. Since then, she has worked as a consultant for international companies training people in writing and oratory techniques across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela. Besides teaching, she has been responsible for the program development and textbook design.
Her book of short stories El mundo era un lugar maravilloso was published in 2004 and her second book, Extranjeras, was a finalist for the Casa de las Américas prize in Cuba (2008, genre short story).
She currently teaches Spanish as a Second Language at the Universidad de Belgrano and Critical Approaches: Reading,Writing and Textual Analysis at NYU Buenos Aires.
Carmen Campanario earned her PhD in Hispanic Language and Literatures at Boston University (2009). Her dissertation, "Theaters and Theatricality in Julio Cortázar's Short Stories", explores the interactions between literature and theater.
As a scholar of Latin American literature and theater, she approaches both fields from an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective. She has complemented her literary studies with theater research in Buenos Aires that includes working with Le Théâtre du Soleil theater company, and an internship at the Teatro Municipal General San Martín during the staging of Griselda Gambaro's play "La persistencia". She has also participated in several Staging, Directing, Playwriting, and Cultural Management seminars and classes with professors such as Eugenio Barba, Guillermo Heras, Emilio García Wehbi, Augusto Fernándes, Mauricio Kartun, and José Sanchis Sinisterra, among others. Her work in Company Management at the Teatro Stage Festival in New York, and her internship as Assistant to the Artistic Director of the Underground Railway Theater in Cambridge, MA, have enhanced her research with a unique inter-American perspective.
Campanario is also particularly interested in the link between theater, Hispanic language and literatures, and education. Teaching is an enormously enriching experience for her as well as the natural continuity of her scholarly passion. She has developed her teaching experience at public and private institutions. Boston University granted her a Teaching Fellowship that allowed her to teach Spanish for many years. She was recognized for her pedagogical achievements with the Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award as well the honor of teaching in the very competitive Madrid Summer Program. Campanario is the author of a program that entails teaching both Spanish language and Hispanic culture through theater (2009). She currently teaches Contemporary Argentine Theater at NYU Buenos Aires.
Nicolás is a full time journalist who started his career as a political reporter for La Nación newspaper (Buenos Aires) and is now the Editor in chief of Brando, a men’s lifestyle magazine. He has a B.A. in Communication from Austral Universtity (Buenos Aires) and a Master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of London (London). He is also the author of Los Di Tella, an Italian/Argentine family saga.
Vera Cerqueiras received her Licenciatura en Letras from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), and her Maestría en Enseñanza de Español como Segunda Lengua from the Universidad de Barcelona.
She currently trains teachers in Spanish as a Second Language, leading workshops, lectures, and courses and she has served as an expert in many international projects intended to share academic and technical assistance. She was the Academic Coordinator of the Spanish as a Foreign Language section of the UBA's Laboratorio de Idiomas from 1999 to 2008 and is currently Spanish Coordinator for CIEE-FLASCO's program site in Argentina. At New York University Buenos Aires she teaches Intermediate Spanish II.
Her research focuses on the relationship between language and culture, and on the development of didactic material for non-native speakers. In order to complete her PhD, she is researching language representations in teaching methods.
Edgardo Dieleke´s thesis is entitled "Ficción y excepción: Imágenes contemporáneas de la violencia en Latinoamérica" and is expected to receive his PhD this year from Princeton University. He has published various articles on cinema and Latin American literature and participated in congresses on contemporary film in Argentina, the United States and Brazil.
Dieleke is co-editor of the the compilation Políticas del sentimiento. El peronismo y la construcción de la Argentina moderna with Paola Cortés Rocca and Claudia Soria. Currently he is teaching Tango and Mass Culture at New York University Buenos Aires and co-directing two documentaries.
Dr. Álvaro Fernández Bravo received his PhD in Romance Languages at Princeton University and has a Licenciatura en Letras from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He completed his postdoctoral studies at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Dr. Fernández Bravo has published numerous books and articles, among which are: Literatura y frontera (1999), Sujetos en tránsito (2003), El valor de la cultura: arte, literatura y mercado en América Latina (2007), and a new edition of Mi fe es el hombre by María Rosa Oliver (2008). His articles appeared in Margens/Márgenes, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Nepantla and the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. He received several grants and scholarships, the latest being a grant for the Project "Recoveries of the Real: New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema in the Global Image World" by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK.
He has taught at Temple University, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Mar del Plata and Universidad de San Andrés, among others. He is currently working on intellectual networks and the market of symbolic goods in Latin America and on a research project on the construction of cultural patrimonies in Latin America.
Dr. Fernández Bravo is Director of New York University Buenos Aires where he also teaches a course, Readings in Latin America, as well as acts as Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de la Argentina (CONICET).
Dr. Flavia Fiorucci completed her PhD at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of London.
She is Assistant Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de la Argentina (CONICET). She has published on the topics of intellectuals and intellectual history in Argentina. She is currently workingon a book about the relationship between Perón and intellectuals.
Dr. Fiorucci teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies at NYU Buenos Aires and Intellectual History of Argentina at the Universidad de Quilmes.
Dr. Florencia Garramuño has a Licenciatura en Letras from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University, and a postgraduate certificate from the Programa Avançado de Cultura Contemporânea at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
She is the author of Genealogías culturales (Rosario, 1997), Modernidades primitivas:tango, samba y nación (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007) and La experiencia opaca. Literatura y desencanto (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008). She has published extensively on Latin American literatures and cultures, and is the assistant editor of Margens/Márgenes. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 for her project "The Expanded Field of Literature in Contemporary Culture".
At New York University Buenos Aires, Dr. Garramuño teaches Comparative Latin American Literature. She is the Director of the Programa en Cultura Brasileña and Associate Professor of Literature at the Universidad de San Andrés. Dr. Garramuño is also an independent researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de la Argentina (CONICET).
Silvia Hirsch, PhD in Anthropology (UCLA), Professor at the College of New Jersey and Princeton University. Currently professor and researcher at Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional de San Martín and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, and New York University Buenos Aires. Co-director of the Centro de Estudios de Antropologia (UNSAM). Author of Movilizaciones indígenas e identidades en disputa en la Argentina: historias de invisibilización y re-emergencia. Gastón Gordillo and Silvia Hirsch Educación Intercultural Bilingüe en Argentina: Identidades, Lenguas y Protagonistas, Silvia Hirsch and Adriana Serrudo, compiladoras. 2010.
Mujeres Indígenas de la Argentina. Cuerpo, trabajo y poder. 2008.
El pueblo tapiete de Argentina: Historia y Cultura. Instituto de Lingüística, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 2006.
Specialized in gender, ethnicity, indigenous peoples of Argentina, border studies, and visual anthropology.
Has participated in numerous national and international conferences at NYU, Princeton University, American Anthropological Association, Reunión de Antropología de Mercosur.
Tamara Kamenszain, poet and critic, studied philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).
Her critical work, relating to the investigation of the poetical phenomenon in Latin America from Modernity to the present, has been compiled in four volumes: El texto silencioso (UNAM, 1983), La edad de la poesía (Beatriz Viterbo, 1996), Historias de amor y otros ensayos sobre poesía (Paidós, 2000) and La boca del testimonio (Norma, 2007). For these books she obtained the Tercer Premio Nacional de Ensayo in 1985 and the Primer Premio de Ensayo. Gobierno de la Ciudad in 1999.
She is the author of eight books of poetry: De este lado del Mediterráneo (Noé, 1973), Los No (Sudamericana, 1977), La Casa Grande (Sudamericana, 1986), Vida de living (Sudamericana, 1991), Tango Bar (Sudamericana, 1998), El ghetto (Sudamericana, 2003), Solos y solas (Lumen, 2005) and El eco de mi madre (Bajo la luna, 2010). These books have all been completely or partially translated to Portuguese, English, French, and German, and have been compiled in more than twenty anthologies.
She obtained the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1989, and the Premio Konex and the Medalla Presidencial Pablo Neruda in 2004.
She was the Director of Extracurricular Activities at the UBA; she currently teaches courses, leads seminars and workshops, and gives lectures at universities in Argentina, Mexico, and the USA. At New York University Buenos Aires she teaches Literaturas de la Intimidad.
Axel Lazzari earned his PhD in Anthropology at Columbia University. He taught at Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), and currently teaches anthropology at New York University Buenos Aires. He is an adjunct researcher at CONICET (National Council of Scientific Research)
Lazzari is the author of many articles in journals as World Archeology, Memoria Americana,Cuadernos de Antropología Social, The Journal of Latin American Anthropology. His doctoral dissertation on indigenous movements entitled Phantoms, Freedom and Pluralism: the Re-emergence of Rankülche Indians in La Pampa, Argentina will be published in Argentina by Editorial Antropofagia.
He currently teaches Cultura, Identidad y Política en Latinoamérica at New York University Buenos Aires.
Mariano López-Seoane obtained his Licenciatura en Historía from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He specialized in Latin American history and culture and taught at his alma mater for two years after completing his degree. He then moved to New York to pursue his postgraduate studies. He got his MA in Latin American Studies from CLACS, at New York University, and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on contemporary Latin American literature. While in New York, and as a graduate student at the Spanish Department at NYU, he taught several Spanish language courses for undergraduates.
Mariano López-Seoane currently teaches Myths, Icons and Invented Traditions and a Topics course, La Lengua de Buenos Aires, at New York University Buenos Aires.
Silvia Luppino received her Licenciatura en Letras from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and postgraduate certification as Experto en Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera from the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Spain.
She has taught Spanish as a Foreign Language at UBA's Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, the Universidad de San Andrés, and at other public and private institutions. She taught linguistics and composition for undergraduate students at the UBA.
She was Academic Coordinator of the Spanish as a Foreign Language section of the UBA's Laboratorio de Idiomas from 1998 to 2002. She has also served as the Academic Coordinator of Spanish as a Second Language for Refugees, a program run by the UBA and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1998 to 2009.
She is currently the director of the collection Clásicos argentinos Original/Adaptación (Editorial Voces del Sur), a series of classic literary works by Argentinean writers including didactic material for Spanish students.
Silvia Luppino is Spanish Language Coordinator at New York University Buenos Aires where she also teaches the Topics course Argentina Today.
Florencia Malbrán is a curator of contemporary art. Most recently, she curated Unseen Voices: Alejandro Cesarco and Jorge Méndez Blake at the Fundación Proa, and GianPaolo Minelli: Villa Lugano + Zona Sur, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, in Buenos Aires. She writes regularly for exhibition catalogs and magazines.
Malbrán has held curatorial positions in several art institutions. In 2007-2008, she was Hilla Rebay International Fellow at the Guggenheim Museums, working in contemporary and modern exhibitions across the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. She has also actively collaborated with the Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo (2006), and the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires (2004-2005).
Malbrán received an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, where she was a Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation Fellow (May, 2007). She is currently completing a doctorate in Arts and Humanities at Rosario National University, Argentina, and is a PhD Fellow at the National Council of Scientific Research (CONICET). Malbrán was Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art at NYU Buenos Aires during Fall 2010.
She currently teaches Art & Visual Culture in Latin America at New York University Buenos Aires.
Paola Margulis is completing her PhD in Social Sciences (specialized in Communication Studies) at the University of Buenos Aires, with a CONICET grant for graduate studies. She teaches History of Media at the University of Buenos Aires and Global Media: Latin America at New York University Buenos Aires. Paola Margulis has written articles and book chapters on documentary cinema, the status of archival images, and the visual depiction of the masses, among other topics. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of ReHiMe (Red de Historia de los Medios / History of the Media Network).
Guadalupe Molina has a degree in Linguistics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She also holds a diploma in teaching Spanish as a Foreign and Second Language from the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Guadalupe teaches Intensive Intermediate Spanish at New York University Buenos Aires. She is also currently working both in the Language Lab as a Spanish instructor and as a teaching and research assistant on the field of Psycholinguistics at UBA´s Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.
Dr. David Oubiña obtained his PhD in Cinema and Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).
He was Visiting Scholar at the University of London and Visiting Professor at New York University and the University of Bergen. He is a researcher at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and at the Institute of Latin American Literature. His research interests are modern cinema, Argentine cinema, and cinema and literature; he is currently researching the transformation of the notion of authorship between the decades of the 60’s and the 80’s.
Dr. Oubiña is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Las ranas (artes, ensayo y traducción), Otrocampo (estudios sobre cine) and Cahiers du cinema. España. His most recent books are Filmología. Ensayos con el cine (Manantial, 2000, Premio del Fondo Nacional de las Artes al mejor libro de ensayo); El cine de Hugo Santiago (Festival de cine de Buenos Aires, 2002), Jean-Luc Godard: el pensamiento del cine (Paidós, 2003); Estudio crítico sobre La ciénaga, de Lucrecia Martel (Pic Nic, 2007); Una juguetería filosófica. De los cronofotógrafos a la tecnología digital (Manantial, forthcoming) and El silencio y sus bordes. Discursos extremos en la literatura y el cine argentinos, entre los 60 y los 70 (Santiago Arcos, forthcoming).
He has received scholarships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the British Council, the Fundación Antorchas, and the Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
Dr. Oubiña currently teaches at the UBA, at the Universidad del Cine, and courses in Cinema in Latin America at the New York University Buenos Aires.
Dr. Marta Penhos completed her PhD at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) on representations of South America in the XVIII century.
She has taught at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano en Buenos Aires (MALBA), Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Brasil), Museo de América (Madrid, España), and Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador). She has published books and papers on Argentine and Latin American visual culture. She is currently editing a book on indigenous art in Argentina.
Dr. Penhos teaches Latin American Art History at UBA, where she is Assistant Professor and Art and Visual Culture in Latin America at NYU Buenos Aires.
Karina Inés Ramacciotti has focused her research on the History of Argentina and the History of Women and Gender in the twentieth century. Her courses and publications explore questions of social policies and deal with the History of Medicine and Gender in Argentina. Author of La política sanitaria del peronismo (Biblos, 2009), co-editor of Adriana Valobra Generando el Peronismo (Proyecto Editorial, 2004) and co-editor of Adriana Valobra y Carolina Barry La Fundación Eva Perón y las mujeres (Biblos, 2008). She has published articles in Asclepio, Manghuinhos, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe and Entrepasados.
Ramacciotti has received grants from Fundación Antorchas, Lasa and the University of Buenos Aires.
She received her undergraduate degree and her PhD at the University of Buenos Aires. At present, she is a Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Interdisciplinary Institute for Gender Studies-School of Philosophy and Literature/University of Buenos Aires).
She has lectured in PH programs at the University of La Plata and the Unviersity of Buenos Aires and has been a visiting professor at Swarthmore College, Buenos Aires Program (2008 and 2009).
Juan Raffo is a composer, arranger, conductor, keyboardist and music educator. In the academic field, he has received a Summa Cum Laude Diploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music (Boston) and a Master of Arts degree in Composition from New York University, having pursued this graduate study under the auspices of a Fulbright scholarship.
He has led various influential groups in the Argentinean contemporary popular music scene, such as El Güevo (“The Egg”) in the 80’s and Monos con Navajas (“Monkeys with Knives,” co-led with bassist Willy González) in the 90’s, which were commended by the Konex foundation as one of the top five jazz ensembles in the decade spanning 1985-1995.
Simultaneously, he has worked as an arranger, keyboardist and/or musical director for some of the most outstanding representatives of the last five decades of Argentinean popular music: Vox Dei, Moris (1960’s), Miguel Cantilo, León Gieco, Nito Mestre, Roque Narvaja (1970’s), Juan Carlos Baglietto, Soda Stereo, Fontova, Sueter, Celeste Carballo (1980’s), Manuel Wirzt, Los Piojos, Divididos, Ratones Paranoicos (the 90’s), Los Gardelitos and El Bordo (2000’s).
Since 1990, he has been carrying out extensive teaching activities in the areas of arranging, composition, keyboards and ensemble workshops. He is currently chairman of the harmony department as well as a teacher at the Escuela de Música Contemporánea (EMC) in Buenos Aires, professor of The Music of Latin America at NYU Buenos Aires, and director of the St. Andrew’s School Former Pupils’ Club Band.
He is devoted to writing his own music and organizing ensembles for its recording and public performance. At this moment, he is presenting his CD,“Guarda que viene el Tren / Música de Flores, Vol. 1”, and preparing material for “Música de Flores, Vol. 2”.
Web site: www.polloraffo.com
Miguel Rosetti earned his degree in Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, 2010). He works at the University of Buenos Aires in the course Literature of the XXth century. He is a Spanish teacher in various private institutions and works as translator. He is currently carrying out research on vitalist literature in Latin America. He currently teaches Intensive Intermediate Spanish at New York University Buenos Aires.
Dr. Gabriel Sánchez holds a Licenciatura en Economía from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, and a PhD in Economics from Columbia University in New York.
His professional and academic activities include economic research, macroeconomic and financial analysis, and business advising. His main research areas are economic growth and development, investment, technological innovation and international trade. His research has been published in prestigious academic journals and presented in national and international seminars and conferences, and he regularly contributes op-eds to the main economic and financial newspapers.
Dr. Sánchez is currently a Senior Country Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. He also teaches Introduction to Economic Issues: Argentine Political Economy at New York University Buenos Aires. His previous activities include jobs at the International Monetary Fund and a teaching and research position at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He has also served as a consultant for the United Nations and the Interamerican Development Bank.
Ariel Schettini has a Degree in Literature from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He published two books of poems: Estados Unidos (Buenos Aires: la marca, 1994) and La Guerra Civil (Buenos Aires: Norma, 2000). His work was translated to English, Portuguese and French. In 1995, he got a scholarship from the Embassy of the United States (United States Information Service. USIS) to participate in the International Writers Program, University of Iowa. He worked as a cultural journalist for many media outlets in Argentina (Cronista Comercial, Radar, Los Inrockuptibles) and as cultural advisor for the City of Buenos Aires. He is Professor of literary theory at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Art Theory at the Universidad de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). He published academic essays in many publications. His last book, El tesoro de la lengua - Una historia Latinoamericana del yo (Buenos Aires: Entropía,2009), is a reasoned anthology of the most canonical poems of the Spanish language.
He currently teaches Comparative Latin American Literature at New York University Buenos Aires.
Martín Sivak is the author of five non-fiction books about South American politics, including the biography of Hugo Banzer (El dictador elegido), Mariano Grondona (El doctor) and a portrait of Evo Morales (Jefazo), also published in French and in English as Evo Morales - The extraordinary rise of the first indigenous president of Bolivia (Palgrave 2010). His journalistic and academic articles have appeared in English and Spanish book compilations. Sivak holds a BA in Sociology (Universidad de Buenos Aires), a Master's degree from the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London) and is currently completing a Doctorate in Latin American History at New York University (NYU). He currently teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies at New York University Buenos Aires.
Dr. Anna-Kazumi Stahl is a fiction writer and PhD in literature. Born and educated in the USA, she has lived in Buenos Aires since 1995 and writes short stories and novels in Spanish.
She received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California Berkeley in 1995. Her dissertation focused on the theme of literature and immigration in the South American, USA and German literary traditions. She has taught creative writing and world literature since 1985, starting at the University of California Berkeley, and, upon re-locating to Buenos Aires, at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín's English language Humanities program at Lincoln University College. She currently teaches Creative Writing at New York University Buenos Aires, in addition to short seminars in literature and writing at the MALBA museum, Villa Ocampo, and Casa de Letras, all in Buenos Aires.
Her short story collection Catastrofes naturales was published by Editorial Sudamericana in Buenos Aires in 1997 and selected stories from this volume have been chosen for inclusion in anthologies in the USA and Germany. Her novel Flores de un solo día came out in 2002/2003; it was a finalist for the Romulo Gallegos prize for new Latin American fiction and, after publication in Argentina, was also published in Spain, Italy and France. Besides fiction, Anna-Kazumi Stahl has published critical work on bi-cultural identity in Japan and in Argentina. She contributes regularly to the cultural supplements of Buenos Aires newspapers: La Nación, Clarín and Página/12.
MA in Strategic Studies and PhD in International Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Johns Hopkins University
Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, NYU Buenos Aires and at the Argentine Foreign Service Institute.
His research interests are emerging powers, China and international relations of Latin America. He has published articles in journals and in 2011 he authored the book Mundo BRICS ("BRICS world"). He contributes regularly with OpEds in the most important Argentine newspapers.
José Zanca earned his PhD in Modern History at the University of San Andrés (Buenos Aires, 2009). He taught history at the University of Buenos Aires, University of Quilmes and currently he teaches history at the University of San Andrés and the course Argentine History and Culture at New York University Buenos Aires. He is a Researcher at the CONICET (Argentina) on religious ideas.
Zanca is the author of the book Los intelectuales católicos y el fin de la cristianidad. 1955-1966 (2006) and he has written essays in academic collective volumes. He has published several articles on religion and intellectual life in the twentieth century in journals such as Annuario de Estudios Americanos (Spain), Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos (France), Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos (Argentina), and Prismas- Revista de historia intelectual (Argentina).
Juan Raffo is a composer, arranger, conductor, keyboardistand music educator. In the academic field, he has received a Summa Cum LaudeDiploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music (Boston)and a Master of Arts degree in Composition from New York University,having pursued this graduate study under the auspices of a Fulbrightscholarship.
He has led various influential groups in the Argentinean contemporarypopular music scene, such as El Güevo (“The Egg”) in the 80’s and Monos conNavajas (“Monkeys with Knives,” co-led with bassist Willy González) in the90’s, which were commended by the Konex foundation as one of the top five jazzensembles in the decade spanning 1985-1995.
Simultaneously, he has worked as an arranger, keyboardist and/or musicaldirector for some of the most outstanding representatives of the last fivedecades of Argentinean popular music: Vox Dei, Moris (1960’s), Miguel Cantilo,León Gieco, Nito Mestre, Roque Narvaja (1970’s), Juan Carlos Baglietto, SodaStereo, Fontova, Sueter, Celeste Carballo (1980’s), Manuel Wirzt, Los Piojos,Divididos, Ratones Paranoicos (the 90’s), Los Gardelitos and El Bordo (2000’s).
Since 1990, he has been carrying out extensive teaching activities in theareas of arranging, composition, keyboards and ensemble workshops. He iscurrently chairman of the harmony department as well as a teacher at theEscuela de Música Contemporánea (EMC) in Buenos Aires,professor of “The Music of Latin America” at the NYU in Buenos Aires study abroad program, anddirector of the St. Andrew’s School Former Pupils’ Club Band.
He is devoted to writing his own music and organizing ensembles for itsrecording and public performance. At this moment, he is presenting his CD,“Guarda que viene el Tren / Música de Flores, Vol. 1”, and preparing materialfor “Música de Flores, Vol. 2”.