Irina R. Troconis.
Irina R. Troconis is Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. She holds a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures from New York University, and an MPhil Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK). Her areas of specialization include: Memory Studies, Venezuelan Studies, Politics and Performance, Twenty-First Century Populism, and Digital Humanities. She is the co-editor of Deborah Castillo: Radical Disobedience (HemiPress, 2019). Her current book project, Spectral Remains: Memory, Magic, and the State in the Afterglow of Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution, explores through the lens of spectrality the memory narratives and practices developed around the figure of Hugo Chávez in the six years following his death. Professor Troconis is also working on two new research projects: one that examines the performance work of Venezuelan artists Deborah Castillo and Violette Bule, and one that explores practices and narratives of digital memory in Latin America.