Creating Rights: Human Rights and Literature in Conceicao Evaristo's Poncia' Vicenio
Lelia Lehnen, Ph.D., associate chair and professor of Portuguese, Spanish and Portuguese Adviser of the University of New Mexico, delivered a talk on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 12 - 1 p.m. in Packard Auditorium. This event was sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
Lehnen received her doctorate in 2003 from Vanderbilt University and taught for two years as an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Her primary research interests are in contemporary Brazilian and Spanish American literature and culture. She is especially interested in how culture reflects, comments and attempts to, at times, subvert dominant discourses such as historiography.
In her classes, Lehnen likes to motivate students to think critically about the hybrid processes that form and transform cultures as well as the effects culture has on how we engage with the world in which we live.