Adriana Pitetta

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Adriana Pitetta’s interests range widely from Latin American literature and cinema to Afro Uruguayan history and culture, gender and sexualities, cultural consumption studies and political movements. At this point in her academic research, she is particularly interested in the transformation and internal dynamics of social and political movements in their relationship with activism and cultural production during the post-postdictatorship period in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Her dissertation manuscript, Grey Pedagogies: subjectivities, militancies and sadisms in the Southern Cone cultural production, addresses some of the current discussions in Latin American, and more specifically, Southern Cone Studies, on the questions of activism and political theory, political and social movements, subject theory as well as gender and sexualities. Her dissertation explores how the historical events concerning leftwing politics (specifically Marxist and socialist parties), guerrilla warfare and State terrorism in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay that took place during the sixties and seventies, resonate with different cultural expressions (from the end of the sixties until this decade) such as fictional and non-fictional film, blogs, novels and testimonies. She also explored how the effects of that post-dictatorship cultural production can reshape our idea of activism in the present.

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