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Eliana Rivero Keynote Speaker for Conference

February 20, 2014

Dr. Eliana Rivero will provide the keynote address at the upcoming food conference hosted by the UTSA Department of Modern Languages.


Rivero’s inaugural address, From the Islands to the Diaspora: Fifty Year Cultural Journey of Cuban and Caribbean Food, will open the event and she will serve as panel moderator during the weekend conference.


Rivero was born in Cuba, and immigrated permanently to the U.S. in 1961. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she taught Latin American literatures (colonial, modern, and contemporary) and U.S. Latino/Latina literatures and cultures for over four decades.


She is known for her scholarly writings on topics ranging from Caribbean authors to Mexican colonial nuns as well as the experiences of Chicano/as, Puerto Ricans and other U.S. Latino/as.


The Eighth Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film, and the Other Arts opens February 27 at the UTSA downtown campus.   The reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Frio Street Building, Room 1.402.  For more information visit the conference site at

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