Assistant Professor Gonzalez Hurtado Published in the Journal Vistas al Patio

Submitted by Michael Bruckler on December 21, 2020 - 9:48 am
December 21, 2020
By Michael Bruckler

Argelia Gonzalez Hurtado, assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American studies, has recently published the peer-reviewed article “Narrating the indigenous diaspora through Yolanda Cruz's lens” in Vistas al Patio, a journal in the area of Humanities from The University of Cartagena, Colombia. In the article, Gonzalez Hurtado explores the first documentary works of the Chatina filmmaker Yolanda Cruz: “Guenati’zá,The Ones Who Come to Visit”(2004) and “Sueños binacionales/ Bi-National Dreams” (2005). The analysis of these documentaries focuses on the cinematographic strategies that Cruz uses to represent the indigenous migration of the Mixtec, Chatino and Zapotec communities from Oaxaca to the United States. Gonzalez Hurtado argues that these documentaries reveal a notion of identity based on acts of self-definition (an active and constant process of choice and positioning), shaped by experiences of migration.

Argelia Gonzalez Hurtado has been assistant professor of Spanish at St. Mary’s College since 2017. Her areas of interest include Latin American cinema, Indigenous media, visual culture, and popular culture.


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