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Leonardo Florez Palacios

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish


Kaufman Hall 232

elflorez@ou.edu

 

Profile
Leonardo Florez has been a PhD student in the OU Spanish program since Fall 2015. He was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Languages teaching from Universidad de La Salle. Later, between 2013 and 2015, he received his Masters in Spanish and Latin American literature from the University of Arkansas. Currently, his research interests focus on 20th Century and contemporary South American Literature.

Education
2015: M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Arkanasas.
2011: B.A. in Languages Teaching from Universidad de La Salle, Colombia.


Presentations
2015: “Relación entre guerra, racismo y poder en el fenómeno de la pacificación de La Pampa durante el siglo XIX”. (Up)rooted & (Un)moored: Discourses of Belonging in Hispanic and Lusophone. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2016: "Representación de la violencia en La gallina degollada de Horacio Quiroga y La intrusa de Jorge Luis Borges". 17th Annual Céfiro Conference on Latin American and Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures "Identidad, frontera y exilio. University of Texas Tech. Lubbock, Texas.
2016: "Venganza y busqueda del poder: La violencia reflejada en la novela colombiana Leopardo al Sol de Laura Restrepo". Tierra Tinta conference. University of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma.


Teaching

University of Oklahoma: SPAN 1115, SPAN 1225.
University of Arkansas: SPAN 1003, SPAN 2003, SPAN 2013, SPAN 3003.