Angelica J. Huizar
Dr. Angelica J. Huizar is Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, and Associate Professor of Spanish and International Studies. She received her doctorate in Spanish with a focus on Latin American literature and a Minor in Gender Studies from the University of California Irvine. She has lived and worked abroad in Brazil, Spain and Mexico.
Since 2003 she has served as Director of Latin American Studies, and until recently, as Associate Director of GPIS. She teaches Latin American culture and civilization, Latin American literature, seminars on Latin American poetry and performance, Latin American theater, Latino/a literature, and a graduate seminar on International Cultural Studies.
An expert in avant-garde Latin American poetics, she has authored several refereed publications and presented more than forty professional conference papers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Her book entitled, Beyond the Page: Latin American Poetry from the Calligramme to the Virtual (Academica Press, 2008), focuses on the aesthetic and theoretical relationships between art, music, sound, visual typography and the word in avant-garde poetry including digital poetics of Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Brazil. Her most recent research interests center on digital poetics and aesthetics as a cultural study of the effects of globalization.