This panel will focus on discussing literature by Hispanic authors and the impact they have on our panelists. Midtown Reader is a community staple that is dedicated to creating an inclusive meeting ground for readers of all backgrounds to Read, Think, and Share together.
Our panelists for this event are:
Dr. Sindy Chapa:
Dr. Sindy Chapa, Director of the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication at Florida State University, is a professor of courses related to Hispanic consumers, integrated marketing communication, and advertising. She joined Florida State University in the summer of 2013. Dr. Chapa has conducted cross-cultural studies related to advertising and the Latino/Hispanic consumer behavior in the US and Latin America. As an active faculty researcher, she has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. Dr. Chapa has also co-authored three book chapters on consumer behavior and advertising. She serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Spanish Language Media and Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy.
Enrique Álvarez is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University. He specializes in contemporary Spanish Peninsular literature and cultural studies (literary and visual texts related to the Spanish Civil War), which he studies from theoretical premises afforded by gender studies and queer theory. He is the author of Inside/Out. Male Homosexual Space in 20th Century Spanish Poetry (Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva 2010) and several other articles and book chapters related to his research interest. His new line of research explores the relationship between affect, masculinity and cultural practice in 20th century Spanish literature and film.