Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas

Central American Counterpoetics: Diaspora and Rememory A Book Talk with Dr. Karina Alma

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

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Dr. Karina Alma is an assistant professor in Chicana/o and Central American Studies Department at UCLA. In Central American Counterpoetics, Dr. Alma shows how U.S. Central Americans respond to political repression through acts of creativity that prioritize the wellbeing of anticolonial communities. Building on Toni Morrison’s theory of rememory, and the Spanish verb rememorar, the book examines the concept as an embodied experience of a sensory place and time lived in the here and now.