Dr. Anna Kazumi Stahl
Anna Kazumi Stahl is a fiction writer and PhD (Comparative Literature, University of California Berkeley). As from 2013, she directs New York University’s academic program in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Born and educated in the USA, Anna Kazumi Stahl has lived in Buenos Aires for 20 years having established herself as a published fiction writer in the Spanish language. Her fiction doctoral dissertation – treating the South American, USA and German traditions – focused on literature influenced by transnational migration and multi-cultural encounters, a topic that informs her fiction writing as well as her current research interests.
Her university teaching specializes in “World/Multicultural Literature” in addition to intensive workshops in “Creative Writing.” In addition, every year, she offers seminars in literature and visual cultures at the MALBA museum.
As a fiction writer, Anna Kazumi Stahl has published two book-length works of fiction and numerous short stories. Her writing has been published in Latin America, the USA, Western Europe, and Japan. Her novel Flores de un solo dia (2003) was a finalist for the Romulo Gallegos prize for new Latin American fiction. Besides fiction, Anna Kazumi Stahl has published critical essays on bi-cultural identity in Argentina, the USA, and Japan.
As a translator, she has worked with Latin American authors such as Ricardo Piglia and filmmakers like Hector Babenco and Lucrecia Martel. With her mother, Tomiko Sasagawa Stahl, their collaboration introduced works by critic Michitaro Tada and artist Yayoi Kusama to Spanish language readers.
She is an active member of PEN/Argentina and is a Board Member of the Fulbright Commission in Argentina.
Assistant Director for Academics
Dr. Rachel Lora Lambrecht
Rachel Lora Lambrecht is a Brazilian historian and educator who has lived in Argentina since 2012. Educated in Brazil, Argentina, and the United States, she holds a Ph.D. in Latin American History from Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Her doctoral research focused on the political involvement of Indigenous peoples during the process of state formation in the Río de la Plata region.
Before joining NYU Buenos Aires, Rachel held the position of Team Leader and History instructor at Asociación Escuelas Lincoln in La Lucila, Buenos Aires province. In this role, she oversaw the review of the department's curriculum to honor student diversity and guided various student-driven initiatives like TEDxYouth@AEL and IMPACT Week. Prior to that, she worked for the City Government of Buenos Aires as a researcher, community manager, and cultural programmer at Dirección General de Museos, contributing to Buenos Aires' cultural landscape through the coordination of events like La Noche de los Museos.
Born in Buenos Aires to a family of musicians and music producers, Tomás was raised on a pluricultural setting ranging from a Waldorf Elementary school to an eight year stay at the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. There he was an international student himself and has always been captivated by socio-cultural affairs.
Working on the music industry he has traveled throughout South America as a Regional Tour Manager for international bands from the US, UK, France, Jamaica, among other countries.
He joined the NYU BA team as a Program Assistant for an International Relations cohort and later on became our Internship Coordinator, connecting students for credit-bearing placements at any of our networks of 50+ NGO's and CBO's
Previously to working at NYU BA he spent nine years working for the Argentine National Government at Tecnópolis, a fifty hectares park dedicates to Science, Art and Technology showings.
Tomás is completing his studies at UNTREF (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero) in Electronic Arts specialized on Sound. There he discovered his passion for Contemporary Art and a place to bind together his diverse experiences with Audiovisual media. He’s also a Sound Artist awarded by the Fondo Nacional de las Artes for his Interactive Sound Installation “_TREN’’
Silvia has been working at NYU in Buenos Aires since 2008. She coordinates all language coursesand keeps an open communication with instructors and the Director of SpanishLanguage Programs. She monitors and evaluates tutoring assignments andmaintains a regular correspondence with students regarding activitiesconcerning the language program as a whole. She has received her Licenciatura en Letras degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires and postgraduate certification as Experto en Enseñanza de Español comoLengua Extranjera from the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, in Spain. She hasbeen working in international education for various years. She has taught Spanish as a Foreign Language at public and private universities, and she has also coordinated the Spanish as a Foreign Language department of the Laboratorio de Idiomas at Universidad de Buenos Aires. From 1998 till 2008 Silvia Luppino has served as the Academic Coordinator of Spanish as a Second Language for Refugees, a program run by UBA and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
She is currently the director of the collection Clásicos Argentinos Original/Adaptación (Editorial Voices del Sur), a series of classic literary works by Argentinean writers including didactic material for Spanish students. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and culture, and on the development of didactic material for non-native speakers.
Assistant Director for Student Life
Paula Di Marzo
At NYUBA Paula Di Marzo oversees the Student Life area. As such, she is responsible for various aspects of the overall program including Health and Safety, Housing, Extra-Curricular Activities, Immigrations, Communications and Volunteering. She also provides guidance to the students on their daily life concerns and helps them to adjust to the local culture.
Paula is a native of Argentina, born and raised in Buenos Aires. She holds a degree in Linguistics and Literature from Universidad del Salvador. Following graduation, she worked as an editor and proofreader in different publishing houses.
Prior to joining the NYUBA team in March 2015, she worked for over ten years in international education coordinating a US Study Abroad Program in Argentina.
Paula really enjoys being in contact with international students and is dedicated to making their experience abroad an excellent one.
Besides her professional activities, Paula has a keen interest in Literature, Cinema, Art and yoga.
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