Part of a year-long series of Caxton Club readings in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Program in Creative Writing, we welcome back Elizabeth Barrios '09, who will also serve as judge for the Howard Wilson Prize in Literary Criticism.
Elizabeth Barrios is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and TransAmerican Latino/a Studies at Albion College. Along with teaching Spanish, literature, and film, she researches the history of the oil industry, and artistic responses to ecological crises in Latin America. She is currently working on a book manuscript, entitled “Invisible Geographies,” about the cultural politics of the oil industry in Venezuela, and the ways in which artists and activists in the country have attempted to imagine alternatives to fossil fuels.
She graduated from Knox College in 2009, where she double-majored in English Literature and Spanish. In 2016, Barrios earned her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature (Spanish) from the University of Michigan.
May 19, 2017
Alumni Room, Old Main
pursued internships in 2015-16
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