Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

Marlon Griffith

Marlon Griffith attended the John S. Donaldson Technical Institute, Port of Spain, Trinidad. He has been an artist in residence at Bag Factory and City + Suburban Studios in Johannesburg and the Mino Paper Art Village in Japan.  He has also participated in workshops in Martinique and Guadeloupe and has shown his work internationally in

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Enrico Chapela

Born in Mexico City in 1974, Enrico Chapela is gaining worldwide recognition as a superbly talented and highly imaginative composer. After receiving his undergraduate degree in guitar performance from the Centro de Investigacion y Estudios de la Musica (CIEM) in Mexico City in 1999, he continued his studies at CIEM, earning his Licenciate in compositional

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Eduardo Espina

Eduardo Espina (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis) has published the following books of poetry: Valores Personales (Buenos Aires: La máquina de escribir, 1982), La caza nupcial (Buenos Aires: Ultimo Reino, 1993; Xalapa: Universidad Veracruzana: 1997, 2a. edición), El oro y la liviandad del brillo (México DF: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, 1994), Coto de casa (Xalapa:

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Edgardo Dobry

Ha publicado los libros de poesía Cinética (Buenos Aires, Tierra Firme, 1999; versión revisada: Madrid, Dilema, 2004); El lago de los botes (Barcelona, Lumen, 2005) y Cosas (Barcelona, Lumen, 2008). El volumen de ensayos sobre poesía Orfeo en el quisco de diarios (Buenos Aires, Adriana Hidalgo, 2007) contiene trabajos sobre Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Cavafis, Gabriel Ferrater,

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Robert Antoni

The inspiration for Robert Antoni’s writing is his long family history in Trinidad and Tobago, and his upbringing in the Bahamas. His fictional world is the British West Indies—the region’s characters, atmosphere, history, folklore, and above all its vernacular languages. It is informed by a pan-Caribbean consciousness of race, gender, religion, and class. Antoni is

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Alberto Fuguet

Alberto Fuguet´s first novel, Mala onda (Planeta, 1991; St Martin´s, 1997), was not a critical success but was embraced by a whole new generation of readers in Chile and, slowly but surely, in Latin America. Raised in Encino, California, Fuguet´s native tongue is English but he considers Spanish his language, which he began practicing at

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Rossina Cazali

Rossina Cazali is an art critic and independent curator living and working in Guatemala. She is currently a columnist and collaborator for the Guatemalan newspaper El Periódico. For more than twenty years she has worked in the contemporary arts field in Guatemala and Central America. Her experience on curatorial practices and art criticism has been

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Jorge Ricardo Ponte

Jorge Ricardo Ponte received his graduate education in Architecture at the University of Mendoza in Argentina. Between 1992 and 1994, Mr. Ponte held a position as the Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Management of the City of Mendoza, Argentina. After defending his Ph.D. dissertation at the École des Hautes Études en

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Zoila S. Mendoza

Zoila Mendoza was born and raised in Peru where she obtained her B.A. and Licenciatura degrees in Anthropology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She then received her Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Anthropology Department and is currently a Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. Dr.

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Oscar E. Aguilera F.

Oscar E. Aguilera F. was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1949. He studied Classical Philology (Greek and Latin), Germanistik, and Linguistics at the University of Chile. He has been professor of Greek, Latin, German, and Linguistics at the University of Chile, where he taught for more than thirty years. In 1975 he started a reseach

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Ana Amado

Renowned essayist and film critic Ana Amado was born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. She studied political science at the Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero, taking supplemental courses in 1969 at Harvard and other Boston-area universities with the support of the Fundación Harriet-Argentina, before finishing her undergraduate degree at her home institution in 1970.

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Enrique González González

Enrique González González was born in Cotija, Mich., Mexico, in 1951. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree and while he prepared his master’s degree in the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (FFyL) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), he was granted a scholarship by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) in order

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Víctor Vich

Widely esteemed as one of the most insightful and original writers and academics in Perú today, Víctor Vich is an Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and a Principal Investigator at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP). His interdisciplinary approach to understanding Perú’s complex literary, cultural, and political histories and current

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Sebastián van Doesburg

Since the late 1980s, Sebastián (Bas) van Doesburg has specialized in the study of the pictographic texts produced by indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. The existing manuscripts were produced in the decades prior to and shortly after the Spanish conquest (1521), but their contents often go back for centuries. His primary interest has been to

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John Ayotunde (Tunde) Bewaji

John Ayotunde (Tunde) Isola Bewaji graduated with a B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy (winning the T. T. Solaru Prize for best results in the B.A. Philosophy examinations) and an M.A. in Philosophy, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He also attained a Certificate in Philosophy

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Jorge Lanzaro

Jorge Lanzaro is senior lecturer and researcher at the Instituto de Ciencia Política (Universidad de la República, Uruguay), which he founded and directed for twelve years (1988-2000). Directing this institute in its early years implied building up a specialized center, which promoted the takeoff of political science in Uruguay, accompaning the democratic consolidation process which

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Carlos de la Torre

Born in Quito, Ecuador, Carlos de la Torre earned a B.A. (with honors) in sociology from the University of Florida, Gainesville (1983), and an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in the same field from the New School for Social Research in New York City, supported by a scholarship from the Organization of American States, a

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Mariano Ben Plotkin

The world’s leading authority on the history of psychoanalysis in Argentina, Mariano Ben Plotkin holds undergraduate degrees in history (1983) and economics (1984) from, respectively, the Universidad de Belgrano and Universidad de Buenos Aires. He continued his studies in history at the University of California, Berkeley, with the support of fellowships from the University of

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Myriam Jimeno

Myriam Jimeno es profesora titular del Departamento de Antropología e investigadora del Centro de Estudios Sociales CES de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, en Bogotá, Colombia. Fue directora del Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia ICANH en dos ocasiones (1988-1990 y 1992-1993). Se formó como antropóloga en la Universidad de Los Andes en Bogotá y

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Simone Pinet

Simone Pinet was born in Mexico City, in Villa Coapa, but soon moved to Xochimilco. She spent her teenage years between Coyoacán and Desierto de los leones, and was trained in Hispanic languages and literatures at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (licenciatura, 1996) and received the Gabino Barreda Medal. She taught at the Centro

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