Gerardo Ruz

Gerardo  Ruz

PhD Spanish Program


Education

PHD -Hispanic literature – University of Alabama (in progress)

MA – Spanish and Curriculum & Instruction – Mississippi State University (2018)

BA – Modern Languages (English & French) – Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida Venezuela (2015)

 

Presentations

Ruz, Gerardo (2019) La música popular y la otredad: herramientas del sujeto subalterno. Paper presented at The Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies Theory and Practice conference, Lubbock, TX.

Ruz, Gerardo (2019) Identidad y progreso en el Caribe: La ambigüedad identitaria de Venezuela y Puerto Rico. Paper presented at the 91th Annual Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA.

Ruz, Gerardo (2020) Las voces que gritan desde los bordes en la película Azul y no tan rosa. Paper presented at University of Alabama Language conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Research Interests

Neo-identities, otherness and popular music as tools of the subaltern subjects in the fin-de-siècle literature. Caribbean expansion and/or Caribbean reinterpretation: Venezuela, Colombia and Panama within Caribbean literature. Popular culture and polyphony in the Caribbean.