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Lesley Feracho

Associate Professor
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Associate Professor of Spanish
Associate Director of the Institute for African American Studies

Dr. Lesley Feracho is an Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and the Institute of African-American Studies. Dr. Feracho specializes in contemporary Latin American narrative and in particular women's narrative of the Caribbean, as well as Afro-Latin American narrative and poetry. Her current research involves cross-cultural literary texts (in both narrative and poetry) of women writers of African descent from the Americas (both Spanish-speaking and from Brazil). Dr. Feracho has published work on the poetry of Carolina Maria de Jesus, Miriam Alves and Nancy Morejon in the journals Afro-Hispanic Review and Hispania.

Feracho was awarded the Lilly Teaching Fellowship which she used to develop a multimedia course at the undergraduate and graduate level on "Narratives of Revolution and Unrest in Latin America and the Caribbean." Dr. Feracho was a recipient of the DuBois-Mandela-Rodney Fellowship of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Michigan where she worked on the identity politics of comparative original and published works of Carolina Maria de Jesus and Zora Neale Hurston. Dr. Feracho's book Linking the Americas: Race, Hybrid Discourses and the Reformulation of Feminine Identity was published by SUNY Press in April 2005.

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Dr. Feracho specializes in contemporary Latin American narrative and in particular women's narrative of the Caribbean, as well as Afro-Latin American narrative and poetry. Her current research involves cross-cultural literary texts (in both narrative and poetry) of women writers of African descent from the Americas (both Spanish-speaking and from Brazil). Dr. Feracho has published work on the poetry of Carolina Maria de Jesus, Miriam Alves and Nancy Morejon in the journals Afro-Hispanic Review and Hispania.

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