I am the co-creator and co-editor of Colombia Syllabus/Primera línea académica, a crowdsourced digital repository that seeks to collect material on the 2021 protests in Colombia. We collect materials produced from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts to transform them into materials for higher education courses or bibliographic reviews. This repository would allow scholars and students to develop future research projects on this protest cycle, its proximate or remote causes, theoretical perspectives that would link it with social movements or similar protests in Latin America or the global south. The materials range from articles and essays to books, documentaries, podcasts, songs, artistic interventions, and webinars.
I use radio as a pedagogical tool for my classes, connecting critical explorations of music, culture, and interviews with Latin-American/Latinx artists, activists, and scholars. It also provides an excellent opportunity to expand dialogues linked to my research, opening it to a wider audience outside academia.
I produced, hosted, and programmed content in these radio shows:
- “Rutas Centro-Sur”, a community radio show on Latin American & Latinx music and culture, aired at Radiolex, Lexington. 2020-2021.
- “Bailando McOndo.” Aired at WMHB Waterville. Conceived as a companion for my course on music and Literature in Latin America at Colby College, co-produced by the students. Spring 2020.
- “Centro-Sur” Aired at WRFL Lexington. Centered on Latin American music and culture. 2018-2019.
- “Radio ciudad perdida” Aired at WHUS Storrs. Designed as an extra-curricular project for the Spanish classes at UConn. I also conducted interviews and mentored new DJs in the radio station. 2015 – 2016.
Radio/ Podcast Interviews.
I have personally conducted interviews with Latin American artists and writers, referenced individually below:
- Colombian writer Juan Álvarez, for the podcast Bailando McOndo, as part of our final projects in my course on Latin American music and literature at Colby College. May 17, 2020.
- Colombian Artist Carolina Caycedo, for the podcast Bailando McOndo, as part of the programmed activities in her visit to Colby College. March 4, 2020.
- Cuban writer Yoss (José Miguel Sánchez Gómez) at WHUS Storrs, as part of his programmed activities in his visit to UConn. November 4, 2016.
Work reviewed by Victoria Carpenter in the Spanish-American Studies section of The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies Volume 79 No 1, 2019, pp 309–321.
Colby Magazine. “Faculty Publications.” January 11, 2020.
Interviewed in Arte y aparte. El pulso latino, Radiolex. Lexington Community Radio, 95.7 FM. April 9, 2018.
“Carlos Gardeazábal Bravo Awarded 2016 Dissertation Fellowship” April 19, 2016. Human Rights Institute. The University of Connecticut.
Quoted in“Los papeles del infierno, puesta en escena sobre la violencia hacia la mujer” by Carlos Paul. La jornada. March 15, 2015.