01 Gen 2022 09:00

Prof. María del Mar Callego Durán




  1. Please provide a brief outline of your training and scientific activity.

Mar Gallego is a professor of American and African American Literatures, and Gender and Migration Studies at the University of Huelva, Spain. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Cornell, Northwestern and Harvard, and a lecturer in Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, or Colombia. Her major research interests are the literatures of the African diaspora, with a special focus on contemporary women writers, and race and gender studies. Her publications include Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance (2003), and On Both Sides of the Atlantic: Geographies of Home and Diaspora in Women Authors of African Descent (2016). She has also co-edited nine essay collections, among them The Dialectics of Diasporic Identification (2009), and Gender and Sexuality in the Migration Trajectories (2018). Currently, she is completing a monograph on Toni Morrison’s fiction soon to be published.

  1. Please state your reasons for choosing Venice and the Department for your research and teaching stay.

I was interested in researching in the Archive “Scritture Scrittrici Migranti” at the Ca’ Foscari University, as we share the focus on transcultural and interdisciplinary research. Besides, I was also delighted to get in contact with the colleagues who have been working on migrations and gender studies at this University to further possible future collaboration. I would especially like to thank Professor Susanna Regazzoni for all her help and her warm welcome to make my research stay possible here.

  1. Have you ever had a research collaboration with the teaching staff of Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies in the past?

I have not had a research collaboration in the past with the teaching staff of this department, but I am really looking forward to do so in the near future. I think that our research lines have many common traits and we can profit from an ongoing collaboration between our two institutions.





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