Global Issues Lecture Series To Host University Of North Texas Professor

Sept. 28, 2005

by Haley L. Wright

Baylor University's Center for International Education and the Latin American studies program will host Dr. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Draper Auditorium, room 116. Lopez-Calvo will present a lecture titled, "The Chinese in Cuba: From Early 'Coolieism' and Erasure to a Newfound Cultural Presence" as part of the annual Global Issues Lecture Series.

Originally from Spain, Lopez-Calvo received his bachelor of arts in English philology and the title of "Diplomado" in French philology from the Universidad Compultense in Madrid. He received two master of arts degrees, one in Chicano Studies from California State University, Los Angeles, and the other in Spanish from the University of Georgia. He also holds a doctorate in romance languages from the University of Georgia. He is an associate professor of Spanish at the University of North Texas.

He is the author of three books on the topic of Latin American literature, a collection of poems, and more than 30 articles in scholarly journals. His most recent book is titled "Everything They Did, They Did It Silently: Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture."

"It is a great opportunity to have Dr. Lopez-Calvo present a lecture at Baylor. The quality of his publications on Latin American literature is outstanding. In his works, he presents an important social component and has made an important contribution to new studies on ethnicity and the connection between human rights and literature in Latin America, as reflected in his most recent study of the Chinese in Cuban literature," said Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes, director of Latin American studies.

For more information on the lecture, contact Souza-Fuertes at 710-4531.

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