I am an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Global Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies at University of Indianapolis.

My research, writing and teaching are interdisciplinary in nature, with topics such as racial representations, language and technology, reading practices in the digital age, digital materiality and non-materiality, digital humanities, black digital humanities, diversity and inclusion in the digital age as well as Latin American, Afro-Latin American, Afro-Latin@ and Afro-descendant cultural productions.

I have published books and articles on these and other topics, and I am currently working on two book manuscripts discussing the way Afrodescendant agents, artists, writers and activists are adopting and adapting digital tools to re-configure traditional images based on racism and create their own manifestations and representations.

Book Chapters

“Afrolatin@ Digital Humanities or Rethinkin Inclusion in the Digital humanities. Juan Carlos Rodríguez and Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste (Eds.) Latin American Media Studies. University Press of Florida. (Accepted for publication on July 30, 2015)

“Many Names: Gender and Identity Deconstruction in Contemporary Hispanic Literature: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro’s Work”. Bird Soto, Nancy (Ed). Gendering XXI: Latinas, caribeñas y sus otros modos de ser. San Juan: Puerto Rico, 2017. 20-35.

“La red de representaciones artísticas de lo afrodescendiente: tejiendo imaginarios en la era digital. Colombia, Canadá y Guinea Ecuatorial.” Silvia Valero and Alejandro Campos (Eds.) Identidades políticas en tiempos de afrodescendencia: auto-identificación, ancestralidad visibilidad y derechos. Buenos Aires: Ediciones corregidor, 2015. 289-332.

“Multiple Identities and Time Superpositions: Diego Trellez and Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro’s Electronic Aesthetic”. José Eduardo González & Tim Robins (eds). New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative. Post-National Literatures and the Canon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 191-216.

“Propuesta para el Análisis de la Comunicación Literaria”. Ramírez, L. A. (ed.) Estudios del Discurso en Colombia. Medellín: Universidad de Medellín / ALED, 2005. 122-130.

Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

"La ‘literatura afrocolombiana’: una categoría política en el campo literario colombiano. El caso de la Biblioteca de literatura afrocolombiana.” Silvia Valero (Ed) Revista de Crítica literaria Latinoamericana. Special number on Afro-Latin American literature (Accepted for publication on August 20, 2014).

“Racismo y discurso en la era digital: el caso de la revista Hola y los discursos en las redes sociales”. Discurso & Sociedad. Revista Multidisciplinaria 7.4 (2013): 618-42.

“Representation, Scales, and Afro-descendent Identities in the Digital Age: Personal Searches, Global Project, and Interconnection”. Afrolatin@ Project Journal. http://afrolatinoproject.org/2013/03/21/representations-scales-and-identities-of-afro-descendants-in-the-digital-age-personal-searches-global-projects-and-interconnection/

“Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro or the Building of an Electronic Maroonage”. Casa de las Américas 267 (2012): 24-37.

“Modeling Afro-Latin American Artistic Representation in Topic Maps: Cuba’s Prominence in Latin American Discourse.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 7. 1 (2013). Digital publication: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/7/1/000145/000145.html

“I and I: vida, muerte y libertad en Changó el gran putas  de Manuel Zapata Olivella”. Revista Cuadernos de Literatura del Caribe e Hispanoamérica  9, 2009. 197-207.

“El género negro en el campo de la novela en Colombia.” Revista Hojas Universitarias 59, 2007. 139-149.

Invited Talks

“De las humanidades a las humanidades digitales”. Invited Tlak. Departamento de Literatura, Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Abril, 19, 2017.

 

"Imaginación radical afro: transformaciones complejas a través de las tecnologías digitales.” Encuentro de artistas y agentes afrodescendientes. Imaginación Radical Afro. Bogotá, Colombia. Octubre 20, 2016.

 

“Humanidades digitales afrodescendientes”. I Congreso de etnoeducación y estudios afrocolombianos. Una apuesta por los caminos de la paz. UNAD, Bogotá, November 30, 2016.

 

“Afrxlaninx Digital Interventions in Gender and Ethnicity.” All About Me: Digital Humanities and Representations of Self (Symposium). Invited talk. Faculty of Humanities. University of Petroria, Petroria, South Africa. Jun 17-18, 2016.

 

“Diversity and Knowledge(s) in the Digital humanities. The Network of African and African-descendant Artistic Representation” Invited talk. College of Art. DH @ Guelph, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. November 25, 2015

 

“Afrolatin@s: Complex Cultural Networks, Emergencies and Interconnections in the Americas”. Invited talk. Institute for Ethnic Studies, Speakers Series, 2014-2015. University of Nebraska at Lincoln. March 9, 2015.

 

“Afro-Latinidades: Linguistic Resonances in US-Latin@ Representations.” Paper presented at Union College as guest speaker. June 18, 2012.

 

“Multiple Temporalities and Transnational Networks: Latin American and Hispanic Artistic Representations of Afro in Globalization.” Paper presented at Middlebury College as guest speaker. January 2011.

 

“Where are the Afro-Hispanic-Latin American Artists?” Paper presented as Keynote Speaker. At SUR LA (Students Union Research for Latin America) Speakers Series. The University of Western Ontario, London, February 20, 2010.

 

My projects include Mining and Data-Mining (Search Engine), Mining Network (Topic map), Network of African and African-descendant artistic representation (Interactive topic map), Afro-Digital Connections (Digital Repository).

I am part of diverse networks and associations such as The MiningLab, LASA, Association for the Study of World African Diaspora (ASWAD) and The Black Americas Negras (Universität Bielefeld).

arriagae@uindy.edu

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