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Jennifer Ponce de León
Jennifer Ponce de León (formerly Jennifer Flores Sternad) received her PhD in American Studies from the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, her M.A. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her A.B. in Literature from Harvard University. Her research is situated at the intersection of literary studies, studies of contemporary visual arts and aesthetics, and the study of social movements, bringing together contemporary U.S. Latino and Latin American cultural production within a hemispheric framework. Her areas of specialization also include Latino/a and Latin American cultural studies, Marxist cultural studies, postcolonial and decolonial theory, and critical development studies.
Panel discussion moderated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, cultural critic, in conversation with Bill Kelley, Jr., curator, and Jennifer S. Ponce de León, scholar.read more »