Iliana Portaro, Ph.D. Ph.D. Latin American Literatures and Cultures, University of California, Davis, 2013

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Southern Utah University Department of Languages and Philosophy

351 West University Boulevard Cedar City, UT 84720 ilianaportaro@suu.edu Education

Ph.D. Latin American Literatures and Cultures, University of California, Davis, 2013

Dissertation: Escritoras vanguardistas: la utilización de géneros menores y la prensa escrita peruana a principios del siglo XX. Dissertation Committee: Dr. Ana Peluffo (Chair), Dr. Robert Newcomb, Dr. Charles Walker.

M.A. Spanish Literature, University of California, Davis, 2007

B.A. English and Spanish, Latin American Studies (minor), University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004. Senior Honors Thesis: Guillermo J. Fadanelli y las señoritas sucias de la literatura basura. Advisor: Dr. Sara Poot-Herrera.

Academic Appointments

2013-Present Assistant Professor of Spanish, Southern Utah University, Dept. of Languages and Philosophy 2011-2013 Lecturer, Southern Utah University, Dept. of Languages and Philosophy

2005-2010 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese Research and Teaching Interests

19THand 20th century Latin American literature, women’s studies, journalism, non-fictional genres, Peruvian literature, Andean languages and cultures.

Publications Peer-Reviewed Articles

2015 “En búsqueda de noticias: las estrategias periodísticas de Ángela Ramos y la cuestión del salario.” Escrituras a ras de suelo. Crónica latinoamericana del siglo XX. Eds. Marcela Aguilar, Claudia Darrigrandi, et al. Santiago: Universidad Finis Terrae.

2011 “La experiencia turística del cronista latinoamericano en Jet-Lag de Santiago Roncagliolo.” Textos híbridos: revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana 1 (2).

Proceedings

2010 “El rol de las cartas y la orfandad en Peregrinaciones de una paria de Flora Tristán." Cien años después: la literatura de mujeres en América Latina. El legado de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera y Clorinda Matto de Turner. Ed. Claire Martin. Lima: Universidad San Martín de Porres.

2006 “Guillermo J. Fadanelli y el realismo sucio.” Cuento que no has de beber: la ficción en México. Ed. Alfredo Pavón. Tlaxcala: Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala.

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Digital Archive

2015 “Bio-Bibliography: Adriana Verneuil de González de Prada (1865-1948)” Escritoras Latinoamericanas del Diecinueve. Colección Virtual. http://eladd.org/adriana-gonzalez-prada/

Reviews

2009 Gloria da Cunha, Pensadoras de la nación, A Contracorriente: A Journal on Social History and Literature in Latin America 7 (1).

Presentations Conferences

2014 “Magda Portal, una intelectual “en marcha”: la formación de la mujer aprista.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Chicago, IL.

2013 “Una mujer de leyenda: Estrategias discursivas y subversión en la obra periodística de Ángela Ramos (1896-1988).” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Washington, D.C. 2012 “Dystopian Vision and the Autobiographical Self in Magda Portal’s La trampa.” Latin

American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

2011 “Political Journalism and Pamphlets by Peruvian Women During the 1920s: The Role of Dora Mayer de Zulen.” Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Annual Conference, Salt Lake Community College-Jordan Campus.

2009 “La experiencia turística del cronista latinoamericano en Jet-Lag de Santiago Roncagliolo (Parte II).” 5th Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of California, Davis.

2009 “La experiencia turística del cronista latinoamericano en Jet-Lag de Santiago Roncagliolo (Parte I).” 3rd Bi-National Graduate Student Colloquium, San Diego State University.

2009 “El rol de las cartas y la orfandad en Peregrinaciones de una paria de Flora Tristán." Cien años después: la literatura de mujeres en América Latina: el legado de Clorinda Matto de Turner y Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera, California State University, Long Beach.

2008 “Lectura para mujeres: Gabriela Mistral y su presencia en México.” 4th Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of California, Davis. 2006 “El sonido y la creación de la memoria en Los ríos profundos de José María Arguedas.” 2nd

Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of California, Davis.

2004 “Guillermo J. Fadanelli y el realismo sucio.” VII Colloquium on Mexican Literature – XVI encuentro de investigadores del cuento mexicano, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Panel organizer

2014 “Periodismo social mexicano: miradas críticas.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Conference, Chicago, IL.

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Invited presentations (on-campus)

2015 Elle s’en va. Film introduction for Southern Utah University’s Tournées French Film Festival. 2015 Which Way Home. Film introduction for Southern Utah University’s International Week 2015:

The World Comes to America | The Immigration Crisis in Perspective Grants, Honors, and Awards

2015 Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Grant ($3000). Granted by: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). Co-awarded with Dr. Alexandra Perkins.

2015 Sigma Delta Pi Chapter Project Grant ($300). Granted by: Sigma Delta Pi. Co-awarded with Dr. Todd Mack

2015 Faculty Scholarly Support Fund (FSSF) to conduct archival research at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin. Granted by: Southern Utah University.

2014 Faculty Scholarly Support Fund (FSSF) to attend the Latin American Studies Association Conference in Chicago, IL. Granted by: Southern Utah University.

2011 Winter Quarter Dissertation Fellowship to focus on dissertation completion. Granted by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis.

2010 Summer Doctoral Fellowship to support dissertation writing and professional development. Included a residential stay in the WSU campus. Granted by: Washington State University, Pullman.

2010 Summer Travel Research Grant to conduct archival research at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin. Granted by: University of California Humanities Institute (DHI).

2010 Summer Research Grant to conduct archival research in Lima, Perú. Research was conducted at the Biblioteca Nacional and the university libraries located at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Granted by: Tinker Foundation and the University of California, Davis Hemispheric Institute of the Americas. 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California,

Davis.

2010 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (Campus-Wide, Nominee), University of California, Davis.

2010 Excellence in Education Award (Campus-Wide, Nominee), Associated Students of the University of California, Davis.

2009 Departmental Travel Grant to attend academic conference. Granted by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis.

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2005-2010 Teaching Assistantship, Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Granted by: University of California, Davis.

Academic Service

2015 Organized a student-panel on Contemporary Latin American Narratives for the Festival of Excellence. Eleven students from Spanish 4000 (Introduction to Hispanic Literature) were selected to present their completed scholarly work and mentored on how to conduct a conference presentation in Spanish. One of our presenters was selected for the 2015 Festival of Excellence Honor Roll.

2015 Faculty participant in Southern Utah University’s It’s On Us video campaign. This initiative encourages individuals to take a stand against sexual violence on college campuses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_dvY2fSPrs&google_comment_id=z13ewv3qzl30cvg 3523py1vobv2sczf3x&google_view_type#gpluscomments

2014-2015 Faculty mentor for a first-year faculty member (Dr. Alexandra Perkins)

2014 Departmental Mobile Lab Committee. Co-wrote a proposal with Dr. Rosa Perez and Dr. Todd Mack to fund the purchase of a mobile lab for our department (1 Apple Cart with a set of 20 ipads). Proposal was successfully approved and funded by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Southern Utah University.

2014 Member, Hiring Search Committee (2 positions in Spanish; 1 position in Philosophy), Department of Languages and Philosophy, Southern Utah University.

2013 Panel Member, Undergraduate Workshop: “How to Prepare for Graduate School.” Department of Languages and Philosophy, Southern Utah University.

2013-Present Chapter Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society), Department of Languages and Philosophy, Southern Utah University.

2011-Present Organizer, Latin American Film Series, Department of Languages and Philosophy, Southern Utah University.

2009-2010 Advisor, Undergraduate Spanish Club, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis.

2010 Organizer, Undergraduate Workshop: “What to do with the Spanish Major: In School and Beyond.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis.

2009 Latin American Literature and Culture Coordinator, 5th Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures and Cultures. University of California, Davis.

2009 Organizing Committee, Simposio: Estudios culturales en las Américas: compromiso, colaboración, transformación. University of California, Davis/Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. 2006-07 Copy Editor, Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos. Issues: Ciudades

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Courses Taught

2013-Present Assistant Professor of Spanish, Southern Utah University Department of Languages and Philosophy

Spanish 1010-1020 | Elementary Spanish

Spanish 2020 | Intermediate Grammar and Conversation Spanish 3000 | Spanish Proficiency

Spanish 3210 | Advanced Grammar and Composition Spanish 3512 | Culture and History of Latin America

Spanish 4000 | Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature

Spanish 4610 | Special Topics: Childhood and Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American and Latino/a Film and Literature

Language 3250 | World Cinema (Team-taught with Dr. Elise Leahy) 2011-2013 Lecturer, Southern Utah University

Department of Foreign Languages and Philosophy Spanish 1010-1020 | Elementary Spanish I Spanish 2010 | Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish 3210 | Advanced Grammar and Composition Spanish 3512 | Culture and History of Latin America 2005-2010 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Spanish 1-3 | Elementary Spanish Spanish 21-22 | Intermediate Spanish

Spanish 23-24 | Advanced Grammar and Composition I & II Courses Developed

2014 Spanish 4314 | Latin American Women: Literature, Film, and Culture To be taught spring 2016

Additional Teaching Experience

2010 Guest Lecture, “Jorge Luis Borges and Roberto Bolaño.” Spanish 170 (Winter Quarter): Introduction to Spanish-American Culture (Taught by Dr. Ana Peluffo).

2008 & 2010 Reader, Spanish 153 (Spring Quarter): The Latin American Short Story (Taught by Dr. Ana Peluffo).

2007 Research Assistant, under the supervision of Norma López-Burton, I assisted in the development, writing, recording and editing of ¡Chévere! A University Spanish Workbook and Audio Guide. Mason: Thomson Learning, 2008.

Languages

English (Native-Speaker) Spanish (Native-Speaker)

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Quechua (Basic Proficiency) Professional Affiliations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH) Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

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