history and memory

Sérgio Campos Gonçalves

portrait: Sylke Tempel
Contact: 

scg@stanford.edu

scg@franca.unesp.br

Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Stanford, CA 94305

Focal Group(s): 
Philosophy and Literature
Curriculum Vitae: 

Sérgio Campos Gonçalves is a former Substitute Professor and a PhD Candidate at São Paulo State University, Brazil.  His research on topics of theory of history, historiography and Brazilian history has been published in national and international journals and in book chapters. He is also the author of Collorgate: Mídia, Jornalismo e Sociedade nos Casos Watergate e Collor (2008) and a member of the Editorial Committee of História e Cultura (ISSN: 2238-6270). While at Stanford University, his stay is sponsored by the CAPES Program, a Brazilian government agency.

Education: 

2012-2013:  Visiting Researcher, Stanford University

2011- 2014: Cultural and Social History (PhD Candidate), Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Franca)

2007-2009: Cultural and Social History (MS), Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Franca)

2003-2006: History (BA), Sao Paulo State University (UNESP-Franca)

2003-2006: Communication/Journalism (BA), University of Ribeirao Preto (UNAERP)

Language(s): 
English
Language(s): 
Portuguese

Todd Mack

portrait: Isaac Bleaman
Contact: 

toddmack@stanford.edu

Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Curriculum Vitae: 
 
Bio: 

Todd began his career with a BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University (Magna Cum Laude 2005) and immediately followed with an MA in Spanish Peninsular Literature (2007), also from BYU. The title of his Master's thesis is The Postmodern Spanish Hero’s Journey: Compassion and Postmodernism in Contemporary Spain. His dissertation, entitled Open Wounds: Reading Contemporary Novels of War, Repression, and Memory in Four Rural Spanish Communities, focuses on the the intersection of memory, literature, and place through a study of the reception of several contemporary novels of memory in the communities they describe. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his three children and his wife, Betty. He is also an avid runner. 

Teaching Experience: 
 
Todd taught first and second year Spanish courses (two classes per semester) at Brigham Young University from 2005-2007. In 2008 he taught both first and second year Spanish courses at Stanford University and in 2009-10 he taught Catalan language and culture at Stanford University. In Winter 2011 designed and taught a class entitled Film Noir and the Contemporary Iberian Novel, also at Stanford.
 
 
 
Education: 

2007- : Stanford University. PhD student in Iberian Literatures and Cultures. Dissertation: Open Wounds: Reading Contemporary Novels of War, Repression, and Memory in Four Rural Spanish Communities. Adviser: Joan Ramon Resina. Degree expected: June, 2012.

2007: Brigham Young University. MA in Spanish. Thesis: The Postmodern Spanish Hero’s Journey: Compassion and Postmodernism in Contemporary Spain. Adviser: Gregory Stallings.

2005: Brigham Young University. BA in Spanish. Magna cum laude.

Language(s): 
Catalan
Language(s): 
Portuguese
Language(s): 
Spanish

Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi

portrait: Beverly Allen
Contact: 

Building 260, Room 107
Phone: 650 723 1947
boyi@stanford.edu

Office Hours: 
By appointment only
Curriculum Vitae: 

Professor Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi is affiliated with both the French and Italian and Comparative Literature departments. Her teaching and research interests include cultural relations between Europe, Africa and the Caribbean; literature, intellectuals and society; and women writers. Before coming to Stanford in 1995, Professor Boyi taught at universities in the Congo and Burundi, as well as Haverford College and Duke University. She was a Visiting Professor in the French Department of the Graduate Center, CUNY in 1994. In 1999-2000 Professor Boyi was a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. In 2002-2003 Professor Boyi was the president of the African Literature Association, a non-profit society of scholars dedicated to the advancement of African Literary Studies. She served as a member of the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association, where she represents the field of French (2003-2006), and as the Director of the interdisciplinary Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford (2005-2008).

Among Mudimbe-Boyi's publications are Jacques-Stephen Alexis: une écriture poétique, un engagement politique, "Post-Colonial Women Writing in French;" Beyond Dichotomies: Histories, Identities, Culture, and the Challenge of Globalization (2002); and Remembering Africa (2002); Her latest book, Essais sur les cultures en contact - Afrique, Amériques, Europe was published by Karthala (Paris) in September 2006.

Education: 

Professor Boyi studied Romance Philology at the Catholic Universities of Louvain (Belgium) and Lovanium, Kinshasa. She holds a Licence en Philosophie et Lettres from the Catholic University of Lovanium (groupe Philologie Romane) and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures: French and Italian (Doctorat en Langues et Littératures Romanes) from the National University of Zaïre in Lubumbashi, with honors (Grande Distinction). Before earning her Ph.D., Professor Boyi studied ethnology at the University of Paris-Nanterre. She also studied Portuguese at the University of Lisbon, Italian language and literature at the Catholic University of Milan and the University of Siena, and at the University of Brescia, where she was a language teaching intern at CLADIL, the Centro di Linguistica applicata e didattica della lingua.

Language(s): 
French
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