Keynote Speakers

Hakim Abderrezak and Cristina Rivera Garza

We are excited to announce our two keynote speakers for the 2018 Cincinnati conference (April 6-7).

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Dr. Hakim Abderrezak is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is author of Ex-Centric Migrations (Indiana UP, 2016), which examines cinematic, literary, and musical representations of migrants and migratory trends in the western Mediterranean.

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Dr. Cri
stina Rivera Garza is Distinguished Professor in Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston and the award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry and three non-fiction books.  She currently directs the nation’s first Ph.D. program in Spanish with a concentration in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.