Ximena González-Parada

Undergraduate Discipline


MA. Ohio University. PhD, The University of Georgia. Special interests include ethnic and racial representation in 20th- and 21st-century Latin American literature, performance, and film. Her current research analyzes how early 20th-century Black intellectuals of the Andean region reshaped ideas of nation and national identity and how contemporary Latin American writers and artists of color continue to redefine geographic and symbolic borders. Her most recent article, “Ecuadorian Blackness and the Poetics of Resistance and Solidarity in Juyungo by Adalberto Ortiz,” published in The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, won the 2022 Dolores Cacuango Award for Best Article in the Ecuadorian Studies Section at the Latin American Studies Association. SLC, 2022–