Dr Eugenia Demuro holds a BA (Sociology) and BCA Hons (I) (Creative Writing) from The University of Wollongong (2004). In 2010, she was awarded her PhD from the University of Sydney. Her dissertation synthesised the long-running internal debates about Latin America’s political and cultural identity/ies, and showed how these debates shaped twentieth-century Latin American literature.
Dr Demuro's research interests span twentieth Latin American literature, cultural studies, social movements and de/colonial and postcolonial studies.
Prior to joining Deakin University to establish the Spanish Program, Dr Demuro held the position of Acting Director of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, at the Australian National University. In previous years, she has been employed as a lecturer, sessional academic, and research assistant (in Sociology, English and Spanish) at various universities in Australia (UoW, USyd, ANU).
Cultural Studies and Sociology
Latin American cultural theory: especially discourses and representations of Latin American identity in the 19th and 20th centuries; Modernity/Coloniality, Transculturation, Hybridity; political and cultural history of ‘modern’ Latin America (from conquest to the present).
Literary Criticism and Theory
Comparative literature: particularly the influence of the European Avant-Garde on 20th century Latin American fiction; Latin American Regionalism, Nueva Novela (New Novel) and Boom; Critical theory: Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Marxism; the connections of literary/linguistic structures to social movements; Modernism (European, Latin American), the French Nouveau Roman.
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(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 287-299, Language and intercultural communication, Abingdon, Eng., C1
(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 545-559, Journal of intercultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1
(2015), pp. 117-136, Women in academia crossing North-South borders : gender, race, and displacement, Lanham, Md., B1
(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 279-301, A contra corriente : a journal on social history and literature in Latin America, Raleigh, North Carolina, C1-1
(2012), New York, NY, A1-1
(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, Critical race and whiteness studies, Sydney, NSW, C1-1
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