Central American Studies

Karina Zelaya

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Sequoia Hall 101

Professor Zelaya teaches at the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Mississippi State University.  Her research and teaching interests are in teh late 19th and 20th century Central American Literature, popular culture and mythologies, academic writing, and Latin@ cultural production.

Karina Zelaya event 04.08.19

Teaching "La Siguanaba" in the Diaspora: Salvadoran Educator's Perspective

The Siguanaba, as a symbol of national identity, becomes a double-edged sword and strategic tool that, manipulated by an intellectual and political elite, constructs a homogeneous discourse of identity for the nation; taken up by the popular sector, the Siguanaba becomes at the same time a symbol of resistance towards that totalizing discourse of the Salvadoran identity.

Sponsored by the Department of Central American Studies and the Central American Research and Policy Institute.