Cristina Awadalla

 Cristina Awadalla
Graduate Student

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Wednesday 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Aesthetics, Political Culture, Feminist Theories and Activism, Central America


B.A., UC, Santa Barbara


Through visual ethnography and textual analysis, my research looks at how the Ortega-Murillo state of Nicaragua mobilizes aesthetics and memory to organize social relations and manage crises. Via interviews with Nicaraguan feminists, I examine the ways in which the movement's standpoint garners unique ideological critiques that provide alternative frameworks to re-read contemporary Nicaraguan politics.


Recent Publication

Cristina Awadalla (2020) Ortega’s Cynical Crisis Control, NACLA Report on the Americas, 52:4, 391-396, DOI: 10.1080/10714839.2020.1840166