Angelita Reyes

Posted in Conference 2012

Angelita Reyes is a scholar/teacher in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Of American and Honduran background, she is the author of Mothering across Cultures: Postcolonial Representations, which received the Choice Outstanding Academic Title in Language and Literature award and nominated for the MLA William Sanders Scarborough Prize. With innovative research methodologies, her edited books and essays cover a range of topics that focus on women and public history, gender and sexuality, migrating subjects, and visualizing slavery in the Atlantic World. The recipient of numerous awards, grants, fellowships and honors, she is motivated by qualitative transformative indicators and ethics that center on the “human”—that which brings marginalized peoples and cultures to the centre. Through the U.S. Department of State’s program on public diplomacy, she was a humanities scholar in Kazakhstan, Central Asia where she lectured on women, ethnicity and music. A notable outcome of her State Department lecture tour is an essay on rap music in Kazakhstan that appears in Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture. Moreover, as an exhibition curator, she has coordinated and staged multi-media installations that visually communicate and translate her scholarship to academic and general audiences.