Angélica Waner

A photo of Angélica Waner
E-mail: awaner@g.ucla.edu Office: Rolfe Hall 4328

Education

  • M.A. Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles (2019)
  • B.A. Comparative Literature, Brown University (2016)
  • B.A. Ethnic Studies, Brown University (2016)

Research

I’m interested in the role of literature/literary texts as sites of resistance. In particular, I’m interested in cultural literary magazines published in Mexico City from the 1930s-1980s by Zapotec student-authors. Broadly, I aim to make connections between global anticolonial/decolonial movements.

Publications and Presentations

  • Neza (camino): Paving the Way for Contemporary Zapotec Resistance Poetry.” From Red Power to Wallmapu Libre and Land Back: Engaging Hemispheric Indigenous Resistance Movements, 9th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. Davis, California, April 26th-29th, 2021.
  • “‘La cara de la nación’: Indigenous Women, Symbolic Erasure, and Nation Building in María Candelaria.” D(eco)nstructing, Decolonizing and Democratizing Knowledge: Discourses from the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking World, 12th Annual Virtual Graduate Student Conference. Boulder, Colorado, March 12th-13th, 2021.
  • “Hablando por y al otro: quechua en Aves sin nido.” Primer Congreso Internacional Clorinda Matto de Turner. Cusco, Peru, November 6th-8th, 2018
  • “Speaking to and for the Other: Quechua in Aves sin nido.” Diálogos XV. Bloomington, Indiana, March 2nd-3rd, 2018.

Service

  • Graduate Outreach Advising Link (GOAL) coordinator
  • First-Generation Graduate Student Council (FGGSC) member