Welcome, Florencia Abbate!

Florencia Abbate (Buenos Aires, 1976) joins the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in her capacity as a Fulbright scholar and will be with us through late January 2022. In her native Argentina, she has earned a solid reputation as a creative writer (fiction and poetry) and cultural critic. She holds a doctorate in literature from Universidad de Buenos Aires and is currently a Professor of Philosophy of Gender at the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales. Her research and her teaching focus on literature and feminist studies within a comparative frame as well as the relations between aesthetics and politics. She was one of the founders of the ‘Ni Una Menos’ feminist movement in Argentina, and later became a member of the writers’ collective that collaborated with Argentina’s National Campaign for the Legalization of Abortion.

At Cal, we will welcome her to campus and celebrate her latest book, Biblioteca feminista (Planeta, 2020) on Wednesday, November 17, at noon with the participation of Francine Masiello, Tom McEnaney and Daylet Domínguez.

This event will be accessible on ZOOM: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/96031375606

Please join us for an encuentro about Florencia’s book and the questions facing scholars as we represent otherness in our research and writing. Conversatorio en español.