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Mabel Moraña

Mabel Moraña (born Montevideo, February 20, 1948) is a renowned intellectual and academic who has worked internationally in the fields of literary and cultural criticism in Latin America, being the author of numerous interdisciplinary publications that articulate perspectives on Philosophy, Anthropology, History, and Cultural Theory. Currently she is the William H. Gass Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri). She is also the Director of the Latin American Studies Program at the same institution. Her research work spans from the Colonial Period, particularly focusing on the Baroque, to the present. Her main contributions are in the areas of the study of national cultures, modernity, postcolonialism, and the history of ideas. Moraña has published articles and books on Andean cultures, Mexican literature and culture, as well as transnational issues. She has contributed to the critical development of categories such as the monstrous, migration, violence, issues related to gender, race and ethnicity, critiques of modernity, postcolonial theory, among other topics.

Her book ''Arguedas/Vargas Llosa. Dilemas y ensamblajes'' (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2013) won an award by the Modern Language Association (MLA). The English translation by Andrew Ascherl, ''Arguedas/Vargas Llosa. Dilemmas and Assemblages'' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) was also awarded by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Provided by Wikipedia