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"Apocalypso!" Prof. Yomaira Figueroa on the End of Worlds in the Afro-Latin...

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Post-Colonial Performances and The English Department Present

Yomaira Figueroa, Assistant Professor of English and African and African-American Studies

"Apocalypso! Shadowshaper, 'Monstro,' and the End of Worlds in the Afro-Latinx Imaginary.”

Yomaira Figueroa is assistant professor of Afro Diaspora Studies in the department of English and the African American & African Studies program at Michigan State University. Her work is centered on 20th century U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and Afro-Hispanic literature & culture. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in the department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. in English, Puerto Rican & Hispanic Caribbean Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick (Douglass College). A native of Puerto Rico, Yomaira was raised in Hoboken, NJ and is a first-generation high school and college graduate. She has published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, the journal of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, CENTRO Journal, and SX Salon. She is part of the inaugural cohort of the Duke University Mellon Mays SITPA Scholar Fellowship Program and is a 2017-2018 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.

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