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Grand Valley State University

"Waiting Before the Law"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Kirkhof Center, room 2263, Allendale Campus


A lecture will be presented by Debra Castillo, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies, and professor of comparative literature at Cornell University. She is also director of Cornell's Latin American Studies Program.

Castillo's research specializes in contemporary narrative from the Spanish-speaking world (including the United States), gender studies, cultural theory, and theater. She is the author, co-author, translator, or editor of a dozen books and about a hundred scholarly articles. Castillo is frequently called on nationally and internationally for conference keynote addresses, invited lectures, and distinguished lecturer appointments in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Peru, Costa Rica), India, and Taiwan.

This and additional Latin American Studies fall events are co-sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of Political Science, International House Student Club, Mexican Consulate in Detroit, LINC, Believe and Become and Celebration! Cinema.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information or special accommodations, contact: Area Studies at 616-331-8110,, or Zulema Moret at 616-331-2286, or