STACEY ALBA HAWKINS, PH.D.
PROFESSOR OF SPANISH

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
WORLD LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
181 WHITE STREET
DANBURY, CT 06810

OFFICE: BERKSHIRE HALL, ROOM 215A
MIDTOWN CAMPUS

PHONE: (203) 837-8485
FAX: (203) 837-8912

EMAIL: skars@wcsu.edu

 

 

 Researching Andean Cultures

Perú (2012)




Dr. Stacey Alba (Skar) Hawkins completed her B.A. in Spanish at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish-American Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her doctoral dissertation completed in 1997 focused on representations of political violence in narrative from Chile and Argentina. Since that project, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on human rights issues in Latin America, women's studies, and Latino/a literature.

Dr. Hawkins has also published three books. Her first monograph, Voces Híbridas: La Literatura de Chicanas y Latinas en Estados Unidos, is a study of Chicana and Latina women writers in the United States and transculturation. Her second book, The Inferno: A Story of Terror and Survival in Chile, is a translation of a testimonial memoir by Luz Arce, a militant in the resistance in Chile in the 1970's and then collaborator with the military dictatorship.  The third, Adiós Muchachos: A Memoir of the Sandinista Revolution, is a translation of a book by Sergio Ramírez, former vice-president of Nicaragua during the 1980's and one of Latin America's most well-known authors today.

Dr. Hawkins currently teaches courses at Western Connecticut State University in Spanish Language, Hispanic Cultures, and Latin American and Latino Literatures. For her Spring 2012 sabbatical, she received a grant to research Bolivian culture for an English language translation with Duke University Press: Rhythms of the Pachakuti: Indigenous Uprising and State Power in Bolivia by Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar. This book is ready for release in Fall 2014. Dr. Hawkins is currently researching intersections of globalization and representations of Latin American and Latina women in film and literature for a fourth book: Mujer, neoliberalismo y mercado cultural: Ensayos sobre la literatura y el cine de América Latina [Women, Neoliberalism, and the Cultural Market: Essays on Latin American Literature and Film]. In addition to this research, she has begun English language translations of Nicaraguan poets for Latin Review Editors Press in Miami.
 


TEACHING

2014 - Current   Professor of Spanish: Western Connecticut State University
2009 - 2014      Associate Professor of Spanish: Western Connecticut State University

2005 - 2009      Assistant Professor of Spanish: Western Connecticut State University

All levels of Spanish language
Conversation and Composition-Film
Conversation and Composition-Essay
Introduction to Analysis-Narrative
Hispanic Cultures of Connecticut
Cultures of Spanish America
Latin American Film (Online)
Spanish Film (Online)
Survey of Spanish-American Literature
Latino/a Literature in the USA
Spanish-Caribbean Identities
Revolution, Testimony & Memory in Spanish America
Gender & Sexuality in Spanish-American Literature
Representative Authors: Indigenous Writing and indigenismo in Latin America
Teaching Methods - Spanish in Secondary Schools
University Supervisor for Student Teachers - Spanish in Secondary Schools

Global Study: Global Academy in Puerto Rico
Global Study: Global Academy in Granada, Nicaragua

 

1999-2005  --  Visiting Assistant Professor: Trinity College (Connecticut)

All levels of Spanish language, culture, literature and direction of senior theses

1997-1999  --  Assistant Professor: Hartwick College (New York)  

All levels of Spanish language, culture, literature

1995-1997  --  Lecturer: Fairfield University & University of Bridgeport (Connecticut)

All levels of Spanish language, culture, literature

1991-1995  --  Teaching Assistant: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Spanish language


PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)

Rhythms of the Pachakuti: Indigenous Uprising and State Power in Bolivia. Translation with notes of Los ritmos de pachakuti: Mobilizacion y levantamiento indigena-popular en Bolivia by Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar. Durham: Duke University Press. Forthcoming in 2014.
 

Adiós Muchachos: A Memoir of the Sandinista Revolution. Translation of Adiós muchachos: Una memoria de la revolución sandinista by Sergio Ramírez. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012 (256 pages)

The Inferno: A Story of Terror and Survival in Chile. Translation of El infierno by Luz Arce. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. (381 pages)


 

Reviews

  • Reviewed by Margaret Power in The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Cultural History 62.1 (July 2005) 136-137.

Interviews

Voces híbridas: La literatura de chicanas y latinas en Estados Unidos. Santiago, Chile: RIL Editores, 2001.  (223 pages) 

Reviews

  • Reviewed in "La República de las Mujeres" Sunday Cultural Supplement to La República (Montevideo, Uruguay, February 11, 2001).
  • Reviewed by Víctor Fuentes in Ventana Abierta 3.10 (Spring 2001) 85-86.
  • Reviewed by Alejandra Molina in Letras Femeninas (Fall 2001).
  • Review by Maribel Acosta Lugo in Pheobe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship (Spring 2002).

Interviews

  • El Mercurio (Chile) March 2, 2001 "Desde las entrañas del monstruo"
  • Elgolpe.com (Chile) January 31, 2001 "Entrevista"



Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Interviews

“Contemporary Poetry in Guatemala: Other Voices Redefine “The Lettered City” in National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies 2010 Monograph Series. 18 (2010) 1401-1420.                              

"Interview with Maya Cu Choc" in Hispamérica: Revista de Literatura. 111 (2008) 53-59.

“Authoring Puerto Rican Identity: The Politics of Language and Literature” in National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies 2008 Monograph Series. 16 (2008) 1305-1311.

"El narcotráfico y lo femenino en el cine colombiano internacional: Rosario Tijeras y María llena eres de gracia" Alpha: Revista de Artes, Letras y Filosofía 25 (December 2007) 115-131.

“Relecturas del testimonio contemporáneo en Chile: Desde 'el infierno' hasta 'la verdad'" in Ideologías y Literatura. Homenaje a Hernán Vidal. Eds. Moraña, Mabel and Javier Campos. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh-Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana-Biblioteca de América, 2006. 281-97.

"El sujeto fronterizo en EEUU: 'Yo soy Joaquín' de Rodolfo Gonzales e Hija de la fortuna de Isabel Allende" "Fronteras de la literatura y de la crítica": XXXV Congreso Internacional del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana: Eds. Moreno, Fernando, Sylvie Josserand, and Fernando Colla. Poitiers, France: Centre de Recherches Latino-Américaines, 2004. 1-9.

“Pedagogía y tecnología en la educación norteamericana: Vínculos con la literatura y la lectura” in Fomento del Libro y la Lectura/3. Argentina: Ed. Fundación Mempo Giardinelli, 2002. 11-21.

"La poética de una cosmología femenina en la poesía chicana" Aérea: Revista Hispanoamericana de Poesía 4 (March 2001) 5-22.

"Tiempo femenino y maternidad: La construcción de una subjetividad femenina en la poesía chicana" in La poesía hispánica de los Estados Unidos: Aproximaciones críticas. Eds. Lilianet Brintrup, Juan Armando Epple, Carmen de Mora. Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla--Secretariado de Publicaciones, 2001. 69-87.

"Jacobo Timerman's Preso sin nombre, celda sin número and the Reconstructing 'I'" in MACLAS: Latin American Essays from the Middle Atlantic Conference on Latin American Studies 14 (2000) 13-26.  Awarded James H. Street Prize for best article by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies.

 "Latin American Women's Testimonial Writing: What is Feminism's Role in Social Liberation?" in Latina Visions for Transforming the Americas. Connecticut: Southern Connecticut State University, Spring 2000. 13-19.

“Hacia una conciencia fronteriza en la poesía chicana: El caso de Gloria Anzaldúa y ‘la nueva mestiza’” Aérea: Revista Hispanoamericana de Poesía 3 (March 2000) 5-17.

 "Arriesgando la transculturación en Tiempo al tiempo de Isaac Goldemberg" in Alpha: Revista de Artes, Letras y Filosofía 14 (Fall 1998) 27-43.

 "En-gendering Violence: A Study of Sexuality in Roberto Athayde's Apareceu a Margarida and Plínio Marcos' Dois perdidos numa noite suja" in Cincinnati Romance Review 16 (1997) 52-59.

"Sonia Guralnik" in Jewish Writers of Latin America: A Dictionary Ed. Darrell B. Lockhart. Garland: New York, 1997. 247-51.

"Testimonial Dictionary to the Reading of Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú" with R. Avellaneda, K. Bilbija, L.Gutiérrez, M. Osorio and A. Wasia in Teaching and Testimony:  Rigoberta Menchú in the North American Classroom. Eds. Allen Carey-Webb and Steve Benz. New York: SUNY Press, 1996. 205-21.

 "La narrativa política y la subversión paradójica en Por la patria de Diamela Eltit" in Confluencia 11.1 (Fall 1995) 113-25.

Additional Translations

"Children's Stories Written from the Spaceship IV, VI" from El astronauta en llamas [The Astronaut in Flames] by Javier Campos. Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship 10.2 (1999) 74-77.

"Writing from the Borderland" by Javier Campos. Review: Latin American Literature and Art 54 (Spring 1997) 57.


Book Reviews

Review of Blessed by Thunder: Memoir of a Cuban Girlhood by Flor Fernandez Barrios. Pheobe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship  12.1-2 (2001) 265-66.

Review of Delia’s Way by Olga Berrocal Essex. Pheobe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship 10.2 (1998) 102-103.

Review of Grandmother's Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life by Alma Hogan Snell. Ed. Becky Matthews. Pheobe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship 13.1 (2001) 117-118.

Review of I Used to Be a Superwoman Chicana by Gloria L. Velásquez. Pheobe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship 11.1 (1999) 87-88.

Review of Relaciones de poder y carnavalización en la novela chilena contemporánea by Guillermo García-Corales. Revista Chilena de Literatura 50 (1997) 147-48.


National Reports


"Hispanic Students Success in State Colleges and Universities: Creating Supportive Spaces on Our Campuses." Multiple authors. Washington D.C.: American Association of State Colleges & Universities, 2007. (48 pages)




CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION & INVITED LECTURES (Selected)

Conference paper: "Narcotráfico, mercado literario y denuncia social: Del neoliberalismo a la demanda global". LASA - Latin American Studies Association. Washington D.C. (May-June 2013)

Conference paper: "El feminismo posrevolucionario en la literatura de Gioconda Belli
" CILH - Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Cuzco, Perú. (March 2012)


Conference paper: "Territorios domésticos en la poesía centroamericana escrita por mujeres" CILH - Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. San Juan, Puerto Rico. (March 2011)

“Contemporary Poetry in Guatemala: Other Voices Redefine ‘The Lettered City,’” National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 2010.

Conference paper: "Desmitificaciones domésticas en la poesía guatemalteca: Maya Cú, Rosa María Chávez Juárez y Carolina Escobar Sarti". VIII Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana: Latinoamericanismo y Globalización. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile (August 2008)

Invited Lecture:  “The Global Academy in Puerto Rico: An IMPACT on Diversity" Brookfield Commons & Ridgefield Crossings (May 2008)

Conference paper:  “Authoring Puerto Rican Identity: The Politics of Language and Literature” National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (February 2008)

Invited Lecture: Keynote Speaker for 2007 Scholarship Recipients of The Latino Scholarship Fund of Greater Danbury. Danbury, Connecticut. (June 2007)

Conference paper: "Colonialism, Diaspora and Bilingualism: The Violence of 'Home' in the Literature of Rosario Ferré" 32nd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (May-June 2007)

Conference paper: "El narcotráfico y lo femenino en el cine colombiano internacional" 54th Meeting of the South Eastern Council of Latin American Studies, San José, Costa Rica (April 2007)

Conference paper: "On the Margin of Feminism: Women’s Writing and Testimony in Chile" Romance Studies Colloquium, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (October 2006)

Conference paper: "Hybrid Subjectivity in the United States: The Legend of Joaquín Murrieta in Latino/a Literature" CSU Faculty Research Conference, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut (October 2006)

Invited Lecture: "Reconstruir el 'yo' testimonial en la traducción de El infierno (Chile, 1994) de Luz Arce. VI Seminario Internacional de Traducción y Poética,  Asociación Internacional de Amigos da Universidade Libre Iberoamericana en Galicia, Rianxo, A Coruña, Spain (November 2005)

Conference paper: "La mujer y los derechos humanos en Chile: Dos voces al margen del feminismo" XV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 2005)

Invited Lecture: "Migrating Wor(l)ds: Isabel Allende's Writing and Reception from Chile to California" Pequot Library Isabel Allende Program Series. Southport, Connecticut (September 2005)

Conference paper: "El sujeto fronterizo en EEUU: 'Yo soy Joaquín' de Rodolfo Gonzales e Hija de la fortuna de Isabel Allende" XXXV Congreso Internacional del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana: "Fronteras de la literatura y de la crítica" University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France (June-July 2004)

Conference paper: "Entre la reconciliación y la justicia: El discurso testimonial en Chile y la redemocratización" Democracy in Latin America: 30 Years after Chile's 9/11, University of Albany, New York (October 2003)

Conference paper: "Ficciones históricas de la trans(cultura)ción puertorriqueña y debates de la identidad nacional" XIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, Centro de Investigaciones Literarias, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana (October 2002)

Conference paper: "La casa en llamas: (Des)construcciones de una geografía doméstica en la narrativa de Rosario Ferré" XII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánic, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky (September 2001)

Invited Lecture: "Pedagogía y tecnología en la educación norteamericana"  VI Foro Internacional por el Fomento del Libro y la Lectura, Centro de Altos Estudios Literarios y Sociales Chaco, Resistencia, Argentina (Argentina 2001)

Conference paper: "Fronteras de la hibridez: La poesía hispánica de mujeres en Estados Unidos" Poetic Discourses at Play 2001: Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and US Latino/a Poetry Conference, University of California-Irvine, California (April 2001)

Conference paper: "Problematización de la identidad fronteriza: Un estudio de la poesía de mujeres chicanas y latinas de Estados Unidos" Poesía Hispánica de Europa y de Las Américas, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile (January 2000)

Conference paper: "Voces femeninas y discursos nacionales en la narrativa de Cristina García" XI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, York University, Toronto, Canada (September 2000)

Conference paper: "Jacobo Timerman's Preso sin nombre, celda sin número and the Reconstructing 'I'" MACLAS Human Rights Conference, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York (April 2000)

Conference paper: "Hacia una reconstrucción pos-traumática de la identidad: La voz testimonial de Nora Strejilevich y Alicia Partnoy" Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages & Literatures, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (March 2000)

Conference paper: “Arquetypal Mothers and Creative Cosmologies: A Study of Chicana Poetry” Global Justice, Women’s Rights, Southern Connecticut State University, Connecticut (October 1999)

Conference paper: "Chicana Feminist Consciousness and Literary (Re)visions of Identity" Communities of Women: Woman Writing and Written in Literary & Cultural Experience, Baylor University, Waco, Texas (September 1999)

Conference paper:  Soñar en cubano de Cristina García: Un paisaje familiar y su na(rra)ción” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, The University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky (April 1999)

Conference paper:  "Tiempo femenino y maternidad: La construcción de una subjetividad femenina en la poesía chicana" Encuentro de Poesía Hispánica, Universidad de Sevilla, España (September 1998)

Conference paper:  "Latin American Women's Testimonial Writing: What is Feminism's Role in Social Liberation?" Latina Visions for Transforming the Americas, Southern Connecticut State University, Connecticut (October 1997)

Conference paper:  "En-gendering Violence: A Study of Sexuality in Three Contemporary Brazilian Plays" Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Ohio (May 1996)

Conference paper:  "Feminismo y tortura: Desconstrucción literaria del espectáculo del poder" SCOLAS: Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, México (March 1996)

Conference paper:  "Nacer de la cripta: La poesía y la cárcel en 'Que diré de la cárcel...' de Lucía Fabbri" Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky-Lexington (April 1995)

Conference paper:  "La identidad heterogénea y fronteras culturales en Tiempo al tiempo de Isaac Goldemberg" Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Kansas-Lawrence (September 1994) 

Conference paper:  "La narrativa política y la subversión paradójica en Por la patria de Diamela Eltit" Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky-Lexington (April 1994)


SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS

2014    CSU-AAUP Research Grant for "Where the Streets Have No Name" (Poetry Translation)
2013    National Endowment for the Humanities Institute: "The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities" http://nehsummerinstitute.translation.illinois.edu/project/
2013    CSU-AAUP Research Grant for "Latin American Women Writers"
2012    CSU-AAUP Research Grant for "Bolivian Culture in Translation"
2011    CSU-AAUP Research Grant for "Latin American Women Writers"
2010    CSU-AAUP Research Grant for “Memoirs of the Sandinista Revolution”
2008    CSU-AAUP Research Grant for “Contemporary Guatemalan Women Writers”
2007    Nellie Mae Foundation Project Compass Grant for WCSU: “Latino/a Student Success” (WCSU Team)
2006    President’s Initiative Funds Grant for Global Academy in Puerto Rico (With Dr. Darla Shaw, Education)
2000    James H. Street Prize for best article. Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies. "Jacobo Timerman's
            Preso sin nombre, celda sin número and the Reconstructing 'I'"
1999    Dean’s Grant: Technology & Pedagogy (Hartwick College)
1991    Elizabeth Brown Scholarship for academic achievement (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
1991    Joseph S. Flores Award for the outstanding undergraduate of the year, Department of Spanish,
            Italian and Portuguese (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana)
1991    Sigma Delta Pi Honors Society (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana)

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: 2005-Current 

Professional Service


General Education Committee (2008-2011, 2013-Current)

CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) (2012-Current)

Advisor to Student Club "IMPACT" (2007-2011) and "LETRA" (2011-Current)
Webmaster for
World Languages & Literature (2005-Current)

Grant Reviewer for National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) (2013)
Chairperson, Department of World Languages & Literature (2005-2009), (2012-2014)

Senate Representative for World Languages & Literature (2005-2014)
Fulbright/Awards Committee for Arts & Sciences (2009-Current)
Student Life Committee (2009-2011)
Board Member: Latino Scholarship Fund (2008-2010)

NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) Spanish 7-12 Coordinator (2006-2009)
Advising Committee Representative for World Languages & Literature (2005-2009

Faculty Liaison to Library - World Languages & Literature (2005-2009)

Co-Leader for Project IMPACT "Latino Student Success" Grant (2007-2008)
AASCU Latino/Hispanic Student Success Study Associate Leader (2007)
Search Committee Member: Assistant Director of Admissions (2007)

CSU-AAUP Research Grant Committee (2006-2007)
Education Review Committee (2005-2007)
Faculty Liaison to Education - World Languages & Literature (2006-2007)
Assessment Coordinator for World Languages & Literature (2005-2006)

Women's History Month Planning Committee (Spring 2005, Spring 2006)
University Advancement Group (2005-2006) 

 


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