Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures

Associate Professor Estela Valverde

Dr Estela ValverdeHead of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Director, Higher Degree Research, International Studies: Languages and Cultures
Hons (UNSW), PhD (UNSW), NAATI III

Email: estela.valverde@mq.edu.au
Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia

 

Profile

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Estela completed her tertiary studies in Australia with a PhD in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Her career has centred around the development and implementation of Spanish and Latin American programs and interpreting and translation courses in different universities. The promotion of languages other than English in Australia has been one of her passions, that prompted her to direct three important governmental research projects and inspired her to fund the Language for Export Research Centre. She has promoted international academic exchanges and has herself been a Visiting Fellow in the Instituto de Historia y Pensamiento Argentino (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina), the Escuela de Traducción at Universidad de Granada (Spain); the Centre for Lebanese Studies at Oxford University and the Leuven Institute of Criminology at the Leuven Catholic University. Her language acquisition research has focused on the development of innovative teaching materials which has recently focused on computer-assisted language acquisition and online learning. Her multidisciplinary research has centred around the exploration of issues related to history, memory and politics; ethnic, gender and national identities; social movements, transitional justice, re-democratisation and human rights.

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Postgraduate Supervision

Principal Supervisor PHD Thesis

  • Ana Vitruk - 'Nation Narration of Historical Novel of the Late 20th Century in Ukrainian Literatures' (Cotutelle with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)
  • Ella Dixon - 'Conscientizacion and praxis in the Mexican student movement #Yo soy 132'
  • Cintia Agosti - 'The influence of literary cafés on porteño literature and politics'
  • Rodrigo Acuña - 'Venezuela and the United States: The Battle for Latin America and the Caribbean' - Completed.
  • Jane Hanley - 'Going Places: Transformations in Spanish Travel Narratives'. Completed.
  • Pablo Leighton - 'The propaganda culture in Chile during the dictatorship and democracy: an audiovisual history from 1970 (Cotutelle with Universidad de Santiago de Chile) - Completed.

Associate Supervisor PHD Thesis

  • Sarah Martin - 'La visibilité de l'écrivain francophone et du traducteur littéraire: approches humoristiques'
  • Angeline Guo -  'Using Learning Management Systems in the Context of Distance Language Education for Chinese'
  • Estelle Borrey -  '37 °2 Le Matin In Translation: Interpreting and Transforming The Voice of the Other in Literary Translation' (Completed)

Associate Supervisor MRes Thesis

  • Louis di Paolo - 'Las historias de un Blady Woggie: Stories of South American migration to Australia' (Completed)

Honours Thesis

  • Ella Dixon - 'Narcocorridos, machismo and Mexicanness: Conceptualising the phenomenon in terms of history and identity.' (Completed)
  • Jessica Bond - 'The Nikkei community in Peru: identity and belonging.'(Completed)

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Publications

Books

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Valverde, E and M Humphrey (forthcoming 2015)  Amnesty: The Judicialisation of Politics. Brussels: Intersentia.

 

 

 

 

Banquetes eróticos y perfumes letales: los mundos de Teresa Porzecanski.Valverde, E. (2005). Banquetes eróticos y perfumes letales: los mundos de Teresa Porzecanski.
Montevideo: Linardi y Risso.

 

 

 

 

Mis mujeres.Valverde, E. (2004). Mis mujeres. [My women].
Buenos Aires: Editorial Dunken.

 

 

 

 

Writings from a Second Language ClassroomValverde, E. and M.Espinoza-Vera  (1996) Writings from a Second Language Classroom. Brisbane, Department of Romance Languages, University of Queensland, 43 pp.

 

 

 

David Viñas: En busca de una síntesis de la historia argentina.Valverde, E. (1989). David Viñas: En busca de una síntesis de la historia argentina.
[David Viñas: In search for a synthesis of Argentinean history].
Buenos Aires: Plus Ultra.

 

 

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Government Reports

Spanish Vol. 9 of Unlocking Australia's Language Potential, Profile of 9 Key Languages in AustraliaValverde, E. & S. Hale (1994). Spanish Vol. 9 of Unlocking Australia's Language Potential, Profile of 9 Key Languages in Australia. Canberra: National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia for the Department of Employment, Education and Training.

 

 

 

Language for Export. A Study of the Use of Language and Language Related Skills in Australian Export CompaniesValverde, E. (1990). Language for Export. A Study of the Use of Language and Language Related Skills in Australian Export Companies. Canberra: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

 

 

 

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Edited Books

A Universal Argentine. Jorge Luis Borges: English Literature and other Inquisitions.Valverde, E. (ed.) (2009) A Universal Argentine. Jorge Luis Borges: English Literature and other Inquisitions.  Sydney: Berrima Southern Highlands, 146 pp.

 

 

 

Tres décadas de la emigración uruguaya en AustraliaValverde, E. (ed.) (2002) Tres décadas de la emigración uruguaya en Australia. Sydney: Apex. (Sponsored by the Ministry of Arts NSW, SLASA and the Club Uruguayo in Sydney).

 

 

 

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Book Chapters

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey  (2016) "From private memory to public memory: transitional justice and the revision of official memory of the Dirty War in Argentina", in Chris Andrews and Matt McGuire (eds.), Post-Conflict Literature: Human Rights, Peace, Justice, Routledge, 130-146. (Invited chapter).

Valverde, E.  and M. Humphrey (2014) "Hope and Fear in Venezuelan Democracy:  violence, citizen insecurity and competing neoliberal and socialist urban imaginaries" in L.F. Angosto-Ferrández (ed.), Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, Oxford: Routledge. (Invited chapter).

Valverde, E.  (2008) "Del pedestal al altar: una genealogía del cuerpo femenino", Capítulo 19 in T. Porzecanski (ed.), El cuerpo y sus espejos: ensayos antropológico-culturales, Montevideo: Planeta, 305-321.

Valverde, E. (2007) "Liquidando cuentas: la última poesía de Teresa Porzecanski", in Tina Escaja (ed.), La nueva literatura hispánica (Valladolid), Vol VIII, No. 11, 195-223.

Valverde, E. (2006). "Cuando las raíces hablan. Los duendes de Teresa Porzecanski y Amir Hamed" [When the roots speak out. The ghosts of Teresa Porzecanski and Amir Hamed], in: I. Klich, Arabes y judíos en América Latina. Historia y desafíos, Buenos Aires: ABC, Siglo XXI, 336-352.

Valverde, E. (2000). "D[él]mira: La representación del hombre en la poesía de Agustini", in: E. Tina. Delmira Agustini y el Modernismo. Nuevas propuestas de género. Rosario: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 205-223.

Valverde, E. (1992) "Integration and Identity in Argentina: The Lebanese in Tucumán", in Ignacio Klich (ed.), The Lebanese in the World, London:  I.B.Tauris, 313-337.

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Refereed Articles

Valverde, E. and R. Acuña (2014)  'Can the Bolivarian Experiment Implement Transitional Justice in Venezuela?', Macquarie Law Journal, vol. 13, pp. 129-146.

Valverde, E. (2012) 'Constructing victimhood in post-Franco's Spain: the recovery of memory by the grandchildren of victims of the Civil War and dictatorship' ('Konstruisanje žrtve u Španiji nakon Franka:obnovljeno sećanje unuka žrtava građanskog rata i diktature), Temida. The Journal of Victimization, Human Rights and Gender (Belgrade), 77-88.

Valverde, E. (2012) 'New Latin American film: Addressing the negative culturescapes and glocalising transnational problem', Crítica Contemporánea. Revista de Teoría Política, (Montevideo), 2 (November), 119-129. (Invited paper).

Valverde.E. (2012) 'What's happening in Spain? Can the Indignados resurrect the Spanish left?', Australian OPTIONS (South Australia). (Invited paper).

Valverde, E. (2010) 'Intellectuals and Left Politics in Uruguay: 1958-2006. Frustrated Dialogue, by Stephen Gregory', Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Volume 16, Issue 1, 01 July 2010, 73-75. (Book review).

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2008) "Human Rights Politics and Injustice: Transitional Justice in Argentina and South Africa", International Journal of Transitional Justice (Oxford), 2, 83-105.

Valverde, E.  (2008) "Communal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas, and Cultural Exile, Theorizing the Space of Exile, Class, and Identity by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs", The Americas (Washington), 64:4 (April). (Book review).

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2007) "Human Rights, Victimhood and Impunity:  An Anthropology of Democracy in Argentina", Social Analysis (London), Volume 51, Number 1, Spring 2007 , 179-197.

Valverde, E. (2006)  "Con sed de revolución: cuando las mujeres toman la palabra", Taller de Letras (Santiago de Chile),  39 (Noviembre), 73-88.

Valverde, E. and D. Singh (2005)  "Argentina: Peronism at Crossroads", Unisa Latin American Report,  XXI, 1 (July), 30-48.

Valverde, E. (2004)  "Mujeres de mucha monta: Women expressing their erotic desires", Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies (Melbourne), X (2), July, 23-42.

Valverde, E. (2001) "The experience of Exilio and Insilio in Reshaping Uruguayan Identity", Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, III, 2 (Autumn/Winter), 177-195. 

Valverde, E. (1998) "Eros y Tanatos:  dos expresiones de un mismo deseo", Hispamérica (Maryland), XXVII, 79 (April 1998), 113-124.

Valverde, E. (1997)  "The Question of 'Argentinidad':  The Self-Image of Arab and Jewish Ancestry in Recent Argentine Literature", Immigrants and Minorities (London), XVI, 1&2 (March/July), 189-203.

Valverde, E. (1996) "Teresa Porzecanski:  La historia comienza en los ghettos", Alpha:  Revista de Artes, Letras y Filosofía (Chile), 12, 123-128.

Valverde, E. (1996) "Erocentrismo en la narrativa de Teresa Porzecanski", Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies (Melbourne), II (1) (July 1996), 64-75. 

Valverde, E. (1988)  "Una bibliografía en busca de un autor: David Viñas", Chasqui (Brigham), XVII, 2, 110-128.

Valverde, E. (1987). "The future of interpreting and translation courses in Australia - A comparative paper on the development of interpreting and translation courses in Argentina", CITEA X Papers.

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Invited Encyclopaedic Participation

Valverde, E. (2013) "CINÉMA : Uruguay" in Béatrice Didier, Mireille Calle-Gruber et Antoinette Fouque (eds.) Dictionnaire universel des créatrices, Paris: des femmes, Univ of London Institute in Paris. (Invited chapter).

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2013) "Uruguay" in Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky (eds.), Encyclopedia on Transitional Justice, Cambridge University Press: (3 vols), 497-503. (Invited chapter).

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2013) "Peace and Justice Service of Uruguay/ El Servicio Paz y Justicia" in Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky (eds.), Encyclopedia on Transitional Justice, Cambridge University Press: (3 vols), 357-361. (Invited chapter).

Valverde, E. and R. Acuña (2013) "Venezuela: transitional justice and Chávez" in Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky (eds.), Encyclopedia on Transitional Justice, Cambridge University Press: 2010 (3 vols), 503-509. (Invited chapter).

Valverde, E. (2008)  "Victoria Ocampo" in Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia, New York: Routledge. (Invited chapter).

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Major Reviews

Valverde, E. (2014) 'Rein, R. et al. (eds.) Más allá del Medio Oriente: Las diásporas judía y árabe en América Latina', Bulletin of Latin American Research.

Valverde, E. (2010) "Intellectuals and Left Politics in Uruguay: 1958-2006. Frustrated Dialogue, by Stephen Gregory", Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Volume 16, Issue 1, 01 July 2010, 73-75.

Valverde, E.  (2008) "Communal Feminisms: Chicanas, Chilenas, and Cultural Exile, Theorizing the Space of Exile, Class, and Identity by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs", The Americas (Washington), 64:4 (April).

Valverde, E. (1991) "Community Languages.  The Australian Experience by Michael Clyne", (book review) Australian Campus Review Weekly. 

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Creative Work

Valverde, E. (ed.) (2011) Sintiendo la vida. Viajes, identidades y la Aventura de ser by Elsa Aragone Lobos, Buenos Aires: Editorial Dunken, 347 pp. (Experimental women writing project where I edited the book and supervised the production of the entire book as a memoir of a migrant woman searching for her ethnic and sexual identity at the end of her life.) ISBN 978-987-02-5447-8.

Valverde, E. (2006) "chocolate" (Poetry, Finalists Mis Escritos, Buenos Aires).

Valverde, E. (2002) "amigo efímero" (Poetry, 3rd Prize Mis Escritos, Buenos Aires). Web site: misescritos.com.ar/41-c-929.htm - 7k - Supplemental Result

Valverde, E. (1999)  "Laura" (short story), Libroz,

Valverde, E.  (1999)  "Hortencia" (short story) , Sheharezade Project, Univ. of Princeton.

Valverde, E.  (1999) "Mamama" (short story), CEMHAL (Lima, Perú). Web site: http://ekeko.rcp.net.pe/Cemhal/articulos.htm

Valverde, E.  (1998)  "Isabel" (short story),  Letras Femeninas (University of Nebraska), Vol XXIV, 248-249.

Valverde, E. (1994) Cecilia y las flores.  Sydney:  UWSM, for Department of Employment, Education and Training,  5 pp. (Children short story for the ILOTES project).

Valverde, E. (1994)  Chimbo:  Palomita de maíz. Sydney:  UWSM, for Department of Employment, Education and Training,  7 pp. (Children short story for the ILOTES project).

Valverde, E. (1994)  Un cuento para Cecilia:  El gato sin cola.  Sydney:  UWSM, for Department of Employment, Education and Training,  18 pp. (Children short story for the ILOTES project).

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Radio Talks, Recorded Interviews, Panel Discussions

Valverde, E. (2016)  Interview with SBS for the  "El Rincón de los LIbros" program on 10 August about Perfumes de Cartago a novel by Teresa Porzecanski. Website: http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/spanish/es/content/el-rincon-de-los-libros-lectura-recomendada-perfumes-de-cartago-de-teresa-porzecanski?language=es

Valverde, E. (2016) Interview with SBS for the "Vitamina L" program on 6 March celebrating Women's Day. Website:  http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/spanish

Valverde, E. (2015) Discussion panel of the Latin American Human Rights Film Festival, for the film "I will be murdered", where the issue of political crime in Guatemala was discussed. Macquarie University, 24 October, 2015. Website: http://www.sydneylatinofilmfestival.org/human-rights-in-latam/

Valverde, E. (2014) Discussion panel of the Latin American Human Rights Film Festival , for the film 'Hasta aquí te mueves', where the issue of land dispossession of the Mexican Indigenous Peoples was discusses. Macquarie University, 18 October, 2014. 
Website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sydneylatinofilmfestival/sets/72157648875581035/

Valverde, E. (2014) "Political Perspectives for Latin America during 2014", SBS, 1 January 2014: Website: http://connect.pure.com/p#!/au/content/podcast/3181159-spanish

Valverde, E. (2013) Discussion panel of the Latin American Human Rights Film Festival , Macquarie University, 19 October, 2013. The issue of citizen security was brought to the attention of the public through the Venezuelan film "Rock, paper, scissors". Website:  http://vimeo.com/77564956

Valverde, E. (2013) Interview with the Venezuelan film maker Hernán Jabes, director of the film "Rock, paper, scissors". Website: http://vimeo.com/79854115

Valverde, E. (2012) Discussion panel of the Latin American Human Rights Film Festival, Macquarie University, 20 October. The issue of indigenous rights to natural resources was brought to the attention of the public through the film "Even the rain" on the Bolivian Water Wars. Website:  http://vimeo.com/60906876

Valverde, E. (2011) Discussion panel of the Latin American Human Rights Film Festival, Macquarie University, 20 October. The issue of human rights and impunity in Colombia was brought to the attention of the public through the Colombian film "Impunity". Websites:  http://vimeo.com/45482865 and http://vimeo.com/56969062

Valverde, E. (2011) Interviewee and research collaborator with Colm McNaughton in the ABC Radio National, Law Report on "Macarena Gelman" and the Amnesty Law in Uruguay, 26 April.

Valverde, E. (2010) Discussion panel of the Latin American Human Rights Film Festival, Macquarie University, 21 and 22 October. The issues of memory and justice in Uruguay and femicide in Mexico were brought to the attention of the public through the films "Decile a Mario que no vuelva" and  "Backyard".  Websites: http://vimeo.com/84787688

Valverde, E. (2005) "Interview with Colin Lowe (WebCT Manager, Educational Development & Technology Centre, University of NSW) for a research project on the most successful WebCT courses in that University" (My course had come 6th in the use of WebCT by students out of 1,500 WebCT sites.)

Valverde, E. (2004)  "Nueva Maestría en Interpretación y Traducción en UNSW", SBS, 17 December.

Valverde, E. (2004) "Escritores latinoamericanos:  Estela Valverde y 'sus mujeres'", interviewed by  SBS, 20 February.

Valverde, E.  (1998) "La posición de la mujer australiana en la política, según las últimas estadísticas de UNESCO", radio interview with Marcia de los Santos, Spanish Language Program, SBS Melbourne, 30 September.

Valverde, E. (1997) "Cristina Peri Rossi", radio interview with Ruben Fernández on the works of this writer, Spanish Language Program, SBS, 13 June.

Valverde, E.  (1996) "Evita", radio discussion held at David Marr's ABC Radio program on 12 February with Luisa Valenzuela (Argentine writer) and Jim Levy, UNSW.

Valverde, E. (1990) "Language for Export.  The Language Wealth in our Multicultural Workforce", Language is a Good Business Conference, Australian Advisory Council on Languages and Multicultural Education, Australian National University, Canberra (Recorded publication).

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Other published articles and translations

Valverde, E. & D. Ahlawat (2007) "Argentina's leading lady has big shoes, and dreams, to fill. The President-elect needs to continue her husband's good work", Canberra Times, 30 October 2007, p.13.

Valverde, E.  (2007) "Castillos: un microcosmos para el estudio de la violencia de género en Uruguay", Latinoamérica Viva (online magazine). Website:
http://www.latinoamericaviva.com.au/morepages.aspx?pageid=evalverde

Valverde, E. (2000) "Modernidades sexualizadas: el corredor de las voces femeninas" translation of "Sexualised modernities:  The corridor of women's voices" by Iris Zabala in Tina Escaja (ed.), Delmira Agustini y el Modernismo. Nuevas propuestas de género, Rosario: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 109-122.

Valverde, E. (1999)  "Eduardo Fernández - A virtuoso guitarist not to be missed", Australia-Uruguay Chamber of Commerce News (Sydney), No. 8, Sept-Oct, 4.

Valverde, E. (1999) "When creation overflows its limits" translation of "Cuando la creación sobrepasa los límites" by María Teresa Guerrero in Susan Rowley (ed.) Reinventing textiles: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Practice, Telos Art Publishing, Winchester, UK.

Valverde, E. (1998) "En defensa de nuestro idioma",  El Español en Australia, November.

Valverde, E. (1998) "Some tips to exporters", Australia-Uruguay Chamber of Commerce News, No. 6 (October), 2.

Valverde, E. (1998) "Fray Bentos Acquires International Commercial Interest", Australia-Uruguay Chamber of Commerce News, No. 5 (April), 5.

Valverde, E.  (1997) "Editorial", AILASA Newsletter, No. 9 (July), 1.

Valverde, Estela (1997) "La obra de Teresa Porzecanski como metáfora política del Uruguay", Chapt 7, La mujer en la historia de América Latina, CEMHAL (Centro de Estudios la Mujer en la Historia de América Latina), Lima, Perú.

Valverde, E.  (1996) "Editorial", AILASA Newsletter, No. 8 (Dec.), 1.

Valverde, E. (1994) "Speaking of business - The Needs of Business and Industry for Language Skills", (book review) Australian Language Matters  (February) II, 2.

Valverde, E. (1992)  "Submission LA/24 to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade on Australia's Relations with Latin America", Report of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade -  Australia and Latin America , Companion Volume 6, 2334-2357.

Valverde, E. (1992)  "The demise of English as lingua mundi ", Language Expo Australia Recorded Proceedings,  Conference Recording Services, Tape 2, "Business, Language and Export Seminar". Paper delivered at the first "Language Expo Australia", Melbourne.

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Research and Development Grants

2014

'Crossing cultures: translation, adaptation and transnational spaces in global cinema', Theme Research Workshop Grant for Early Career Researchers. Funding Body: Faculty of Arts. Value: $4,000.

2010

"The role of tolerance in the democratization process of Uruguay" (Team Research Project with Prof. Laura Gioscia and other researchers, Political Science Dept., University of the Republic (Uruguay). Funding body: University of the Republic (Uruguay). Value: $30,000.

2007

"Redemocratizing Latin America: women as vocal citizens in Uruguay and Argentina." ("Desiring democracy: Women civil role in Argentina and Uruguay".) Funding body: MQNS, Macquarie University. Value: $16,880.

2005-6

"The Expression of Erotic Desire in Latin American Women Writing"
Funding body: The University of UNSW. Value: $11,000

1992-3

Development of Multimedia Materials for Comprehension-Driven and Intensive Second Language Learning Programs in Arabic, Italian and Spanish
(Joint project with B. Di Biase and R. Sulliman)
Funding body: ILOTES Project, Department of Employment Education and Training - Value: $78,000

1992

Development of the Arabic, Italian and Spanish Language Profiles for the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia
(Joint project: S. Campbell, B. Di Biase, E. Valverde)
Funding body: Department of Employment Education and Training - Value: $131,000.

1992-3

LOTE Courses for the Australian Trading Sector
Funding body: Westpac - Value: $11,000

1991-2

The Language for Export Research Centre
Funding body: University of Western Sydney, Macarthur (see section on Innovative Research Initiative) - Value: $60,000

1989

Language for Export
Funding body: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Value: $18,000

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Conferences and Invited Lectures 2005 - Current

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'The Missing, Reburial and Cultural Identity in Europe: Exhumation Movements in Spain and Bosnia, Herzegovina', Pulling Together or Pulling Apart: Identity and Nationhood. Spain, Europe, The West, Dublin, 25-27 June 2014.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'A Tale of Two Cities: the urban miracle and humanitarian crisis maps of Medellín', New Spirits of Humanitarianism: Genealogies, Practices, Responses Conference, UWS, 11-12 December 2014.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'From private to public witnessing: transitional justice and the revision of official memory of the Dirty War in Argentina', Literature, Truth and Transitional Justice Conference, UWS, 1-2 October 2014. (To be published in an edited book in Rutledge.)

Valverde, E. and C. Agosti  'Dissident Uruguayan Women: The Filmmakers Join the Club', AILASA Conference Voicing Dissent 2-4 July, 2014, Sydney University, July. (Cintia is one of my PhD students. To be submitted for publication in a reputable journal.)

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey, 'Amnesty, Memory and Transition', Transitional Justice, History and Memory Workshop, Ghent University, 25 June 2014.  
Podcast in:
http://tapashumphreyvalverde.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-04T06_05_51-07_00

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey, 'Highlights of our forthcoming book on Amnesty,' Research Seminar of the Institute of Criminology, Leuven Catholique University, 16 June, 2014.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'A Tale of Two Cities: the urban miracle and humanitarian crisis maps of Medellín', New Spirits of Humanitarianism:  Genealogies, Practices, Responses Conference, UWS,11-12 December 2014

Valverde, E.  (2014) "Political Perspectives for Latin America during 2014", SBS, 1 January 2014: http://connect.pure.com/p#!/au/content/podcast/3181159-spanish

Valverde, E.  (2013) 'The Concept of Citizen Security: From Human Rights to Citizen Security', presented at Seminario de Experiencias sobre Seguridad Humana, Universidad de Zacatecas, Mexico 28 November.

Valverde, E. (2012) 'The fight against gender violence in Uruguay: Women's role in governance', Urbanization Conference, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5-6 December.

Valverde, E. and N. Bassil, (2012) '"Can the indignados resurrect the Spanish left?', Politics in the Pub, 2 November 2012.

Valverde, E.  'Defeated Amnesty Laws: standing between impunity and accountability, Uruguay opens up the wounds of the past', International Sociological Association Forum, Buenos Aires, 1-4 August, 2012.

Valverde, E. 'Constructing victimhood in post-Franco's Spain: the recovery of memory by the grandchildren of victims of the Civil War and dictatorship', Victims of crime and war: International and National Contexts Conference, Belgrade, 24-25 November, 2011.

Valverde, E. 'Mapuche Struggle to Land Rights in Chile', Indigenous Rights and Transitional Justice, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, 20 October, 2011.

Valverde, E. 'New Latin American Film: Addressing the negative culturescapes and glocalising transnational problems', Session: 'Politics, Identities and Urban Violence in Latin America: a global perspective', International Association for Philosophy and Literature Conference, Tainan, 23-29 May 2011.

Valverde, E. Interviewee and research collaborator with Colm McNaughton in the ABC Radio National, Law Report on 'Macarena Gelman and the Amnesty Law in Uruguay', 26 April, 2011. Website: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lawreport/macarena-gelman/3005738

Valverde, E. 'The Paradox of Amnesty in Uruguay', Transitional Justice Workshop, School of Sociology and Social Policy and Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, 25 February 2011.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'The Politics of Memory in Latin America' in the Session on Transitional Justice (Chair S. Parmentier), Annual meeting of the Netherlands-Flemish Socio-Legal Studies Association, Middelburg, The Netherlands, 16-17 December 2010.

Valverde, E. 'Human Rights and Historical Memory in Uruguay', Videoconference organized by UNESCO on La memoria histórica en España y América Latina with the participation of Universities of Valparaíso, Guadalajara, Córdoba (Argentina) and Leuven and the Uruguayan Ambassador in Brussels, Leuven, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium, 14 December 2010.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay: a world of difference', Invited Lecture in the course 'Criminologie en mensenrechten' (taught by Prof. Stephan Parmentier), K.U.Leuven, 14 December, 2010.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'The Politics of Victimhood', Intervict, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, 13 December 2010.

Valverde, E. 'Violent Crime and Human Rights in Latin America', Projection of two films on transitional justice in Latin America ('Traspatio' and 'Decile a Mario que no venga'), introduced and followed by discussion by E. Valverde with the audience in collaboration with the Department of Hispanic Studies and the International Society for Criminology, K.U.Leuven,  9 December, 2010.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'The Trajectory of the Undefeated Amnesty Law in Uruguay', Leuven Institute of Criminology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium,  6 December 2010.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'Amnesty and Democracy in Uruguay: the legacy of a habitus of repression', XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Sociology on the Move, Session 'Sociology and Human Rights', Gothenburg, Sweden, 11 - 17 July, 2010.

Valverde, E. 'The role of women in the re-democratisation process in Uruguay', SURCLA, Sydney University, 18 May, 2010.

Valverde, E. 'Amnesty and Democracy in Uruguay', Research Seminar, School of International Studies, Macquarie University, 6 May 2010.

Valverde, E. 'La batalla contra la violencia doméstica dentro del proceso de redemocratización uruguayo. Un ejemplo de colaboración entre lo público y lo privado', Derechos Humanos y Democratización: entre público y privado, entre local y global, Buenos Aires, 8-10 March, 2010.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2006)  'Contemporary Human Rights Politics in Argentina and South Africa: Families of Victims movements and the crisis of governance under democratization', Dept of Anthropology, Bergen University, Norway, 14 November.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2006) 'Contemporary Human Rights Politics in Argentina and South Africa: Old Victims versus New Victims', AILASA Conference, Sydney 27-29 September.

Valverde, E. (2006) 'Cuando las mujeres toman la palabra'delivered by proxy at the Simposio Internacional 'La mujer en la historia de América Latina', CEMHAL (Centro de Estudios la Mujer en la Historia de América Latina), Lima, Perú, 9-11 August.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2006) 'Contemporary Human Rights Politics in Argentina and South Africa: Old Victims versus New Victims. The problem of accountability', International Sociological Association Conference, Durban, 23-29 July.

Valverde, E., M. Humphrey and V. Barolsky  (2006) 'The Legacy of Suffering caused by atrocity and a repressive past', Colloquium organized by the Constitution Hill and The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Constitutional Court, Johannesburg, 19 July.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey (2006) 'Old victims versus new victims: The politics of human rights in contemporary Argentina and South Africa', Dept. of Anthropology  Colloquium, Macquarie University, 23 March.

Valverde, E.  'Con sed de revolución', LASA 2006, Decentering Latin American Studies (Conference of the Latin American Society of America) delivered by proxy, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 15-18 March, 2006.

Valverde, E. and M. Humphrey 'Human Rights & Impunity:  An Anthropology of  Democracy in Argentina', Dept of Anthropology, School of Philosophical & Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney, 21 April, 2005.

Valverde, E. 'Interview with Colin Lowe (WebCT Manager, Educational Development & Technology Centre, University of NSW) for a research project on the most successful WebCT courses in that University' (In 2005 my course had come 6th in the use of WebCT by students out of 1,500 WebCT sites. (See a copy of my interview in the Portfolio).

Valverde, E. 'Language Comprehension and Cross-Cultural Education at Your Fingertips', MERLOT International Conference, Online Resources: Sharing the Future, Costa Mesa, California, August 3 - 6, 2005.

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Awards and Fellowships

Invited International Juror at the Latin American Human Rights Film Festival in Sucre, Bolivia.  October 2013.

Invited Keynote Speaker in the Jornadas David Viñas organized by the Department of Letters, Faculy of Philosophy and Letters, Universidad de Buenos Aires and the National Library, Buenos Aires, 3-5 October, 2012.

Invited Discussant in the International Seminar on Transitional Justice: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach, Royal Academy for Sciences and the Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 5-6 December 2011. 

Scholarship Winner, Government of Castilla y León, Spain. Course: The Use of Technology and Culture in a Spanish Course, Salamanca, Spain, June 2111.

Honorary Visiting Professor - Institute of Criminology, School of Law, Leuven Catholic University, Nov-Dec 2010.

Winner of the First Prize in the Australian Hispanic Women's Business Network, for my promotion of Latin American culture in Australia, 2009. 

Winner of the Prize "Best Teaching Team" in the Faculty of Arts,Macquarie University,  2009.

Visiting Fellow - Centre for Lebanese Studies, St. Anthony's College, Oxford University, June 1989.

Visiting Fellow - Escuela de Traducción, Universidad de Granada, Spain, May 1989.

Visiting Fellow - Instituto de Historia y Pensamiento Argentino, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, February-April 1989.

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