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Rocío Ferreira

  • rferreir@depaul.edu
  • Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs in Modern Languages
  • PhD
  • Modern Languages; Spanish
  • Faculty
  • 773.325.1873
  • SAC 465

Education

  • PhD - University of California, Berkeley:  2002
    • Major Area: Hispanic Languages and Literatures with a Designated Emphasis on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  
    • Areas of Concentration:
      • Latin American (Spanish-American and Brazilian Literatures--all periods)
      • Modern and Contemporary Peninsular Literature
      • Modern and Contemporary French Literature
      • Women’s and Gender Studies and Film Studies. 

Biography

Rocío Ferreira is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Modern Languages.  She is a Latinoamericanist with a designated emphasis on women, gender and sexuality.  Her main areas of teaching and research include nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish-American, Brazilian, and Andean literature, feminist theory and women's studies.  She specializes and publishes in nineteenth century literature with a particular focus on gender and writing, and the formation of national literary culture in Latin America.

Her current book project, Yuyanapaq/Para Recordar/To Remember: Memory, Displacement, and Political Violence in Contemporary Peruvian Culture is an interdisciplinary book-length research project which addresses the fundamental question of recent cultural responses (performances, literature, films and visual arts) to the Peruvian “dirty war” history (1980-2000) that resist amnesia. Her goal is to shed light on the diverse ways in which culture has resisted silencing, oblivion and indifference, and has constructed alternative approaches to the understanding of traumatic reality through innovative reflections on the transmission of social memory. In this context, her project strengthens the relevance of the humanities to the understanding of recent Andean and Amazonian history and culture.

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Ferreira’s scholarly work concentrates on Latin American literature, film, cultures and visual arts. Her main areas of teaching and research focus on nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century Andean and Brazilian culture and literature; on gender studies; and on the formation of national literary culture in Latin America. She has presented her work widely in national and international conferences, and she is the author of numerous essays which have been published in specialized journals.

Select Publications

  • *Descolonizando las teorías y las metodologías, edited by Ferreira et al. Lima: Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar / Latinoamericana Editores, 2019  
  •  *“Un ejemplar intelectual y maestro: Antonio Cornejo Polar (1936-1997) y los años en la Universidad de California, Berkeley”. Descolonizando las teorías y las metodologías. Lima: Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar, CELACP / Latinoamericana Editores, 2019. Peer-reviewed.
  • *“Clorinda Matto de Turner, obrera de pensamiento”. Libros & Artes. Revista de la Biblioteca Nacional del Perú. Número 89-90. 2019.” Peer-reviewed.
  • *“Un canto al resplandeciente arco iris de Juanita Goergen”. Revista Contratiempo. No. 145, (summer 2019). Peer-reviewed.
  • *“Magda Portal y los caminos de la poesía a la narrativa”. Magda Portal Bibliografía Esencial. Colección Serie Bibliográfica. Lima: Red Literaria Peruana, 2019. Peer-reviewed.
  • *“La poesía de Febronio Zatarain”. Poetika 1. Número 3. (enero, 2019): 99-101. Peer-reviewed.
  • *“La frontera del paraíso (2018) de Eduardo González Viaña”. Espinela. Revista de literatura hispanoamericana de Pontificia Universidad Católica. Año 6. Número 8. (Noviembre, 2018): 106. Peer-reviewed.
  • *“La trampa y los caminos recorridos por Magda Portal.” La trampa. Lima: Cocodrilo Ediciones, 2018. 9-26. Peer-reviewed.
  • *“Introduction and Prologue”. Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Teorías, Crítica e Historias Literarias Latinoamericanas. Celebrando La Contribución de Antonio Cornejo Polar, edited by Ferreira et al. Lima: Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar, CELACP /Latinoamericana Editores, 2018. 15-25. Peer-reviewed.
  • *Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Teorías, Crítica e Historias Literarias Latinoamericanas. Celebrando La Contribución de Antonio Cornejo Polar, edited by Ferreira et al. Lima: Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar, CELACP /Latinoamericana Editores, 2018. Peer-reviewed.
  • *“Cuentos del postconflicto peruano: entre el dolor y la esperanza en Al fin de la batalla. Después del conflicto, la violencia y el terror”. América sin Nombre. 2017, 22: 17-24. Peer reviewed.
  • Redondo by Vanessa Martínez Rivero.” Las Críticas. Crítica literaria hecha por mujeres. January 31, 2017. 
    http://lascriticas.com/?s=ferreira
  • “Hinostroza y las Primicias de cocina peruana.” CartónPiedra, Suplemento Cultural de Diario El Telégrafo de Ecuador. Número 274. January 27, 2017.
    http://www.cartonpiedra.com.ec/noticias/edicion-n-274/1/hinostroza-y-las-primicias-de-cocina-peruana
  • “La figura de Blanca Varela”.  Vallejo and Company.  August18, 2016. Web. Peer-reviewed.
    http://vallejoandcompany.com/la-figura-de-blanca-varela-por-rocio-ferreira/
  • “Subjetividades nómadas y queer durante la violencia política en tres novelas de Carmen Ollé, Aída Balta y Pilar Dughi.” Esta mística de relatar cosas sucias: Ensayos en torno a la obra de Carmen Olle. Lima: Latinoamericana Editores, 2016. 215-228. Peer-reviewed.
  • “Sagrado. Poesía reunida de Roger Santiváñez”.  Espinela. Revista de literatura hispanoamericana de la Pontificia Universidad Católica.  Año 4. Número 4. (Noviembre, 2016): 66. Peer-reviewed.

Service

  • Dr. Ferreira works closely with the following academic programs at DePaul University:
    • African Black Diaspora Program
    • Women’s and Gender Studies Program
    •  Latin American and Latino Studies Program
    • Study Abroad Program
    • Center for Latino Research
    • International Studies Program.
  • Dr. Ferreira is an integral part of the following scholarly societies:
    • The Editorial Advisory Committee of Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Dept. of Romance Languages, Tufts University, Boston
    • The Advisory Board of International Association of Peruvianists/Asociación Internacional de Peruanistas (AIP).
    • The Board of Directors of Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar (CELACP), Lima, Peru. 
    • Peru, Brazil, Gender Studies and Film Studies Sections of Latin American Studies Association.
    • Nominated and voted Board of Directors of LASA’S Peru Section. 2015-present.
    • Editorial Advisory Board. Diálogo. An Interdisciplinary Journal Published by The Center for Latino Research at DePaul University, Chicago, Fall 2014-present.