Christine Henseler

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Christine
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Henseler
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Christine Henseler earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism / Advertising, a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in Spanish Literature and Culture from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from Cornell University. She is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and of the Arts & Humanities Division at Union College. She has worked as Associate Director of Academic Programs and as Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Union College. She is on the Editorial board of The Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, on the Editorial Advisory Board of the new Canada Journal of Popular Culture, and she provides online direction to ALCES XXI. She is actively engaged in the advocacy of the Humanities and the Liberal Arts through organizations such as 4Humanities, online projects such as The Arts & Humanities in the Workplace: Leaders Join the Dialogue, campus-wide initiatives such as Union College's Mellon grant "Our Shared Humanities," and courses such as "The Humanities Super Seminar" and "The Liberal Arts Scholars Colloquium."

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Christine Henseler earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism / Advertising, a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in Spanish Literature and Culture from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from Cornell University. She is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and of the Arts & Humanities Division at Union College. She has worked as Associate Director of Academic Programs and as Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Union College. She is on the Editorial board of The Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, on the Editorial Advisory Board of the new Canada Journal of Popular Culture, and she provides online direction to ALCES XXI. She is actively engaged in the advocacy of the Humanities and the Liberal Arts through organizations such as 4Humanities, online projects such as The Arts & Humanities in the Workplace: Leaders Join the Dialogue, campus-wide initiatives such as Union College's Mellon grant "Our Shared Humanities," and courses such as "The Humanities Super Seminar" and "The Liberal Arts Scholars Colloquium."

Christine Henseler's research centers on contemporary Spanish literature and technology, media studies, and youth culture. She has published numerous books and articles, including Contemporary Spanish Women's Narrative and the Publishing Industry (2003) and Generation X Rocks: Contemporary Peninsular Fiction, Film, and Rock Culture (2007). Her latest publications include two highly collaborative books titled Spanish Fiction in the Digital Age: Generation X Remixed (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2011) and Generation X Goes Global: Mapping A Youth Culture in Motion (Routledge, 2012), the latter of which includes a growing and interactive companion website. In 2013, she co-edited with Debra A. Castillo (Cornell University) an online volume published by Hispanic Issues titled Hybrid Storyspaces: Redefining the Critical Enterprise in Twenty-First Century Hispanic Literature. Most recently, Christine Henseler is working on an online collaborative project titled The Arts & Humanities in the Workplace, a site meant to provide concrete examples of the value of the arts and humanities in everyday life and work.

Prof. Henseler teaches classes in Spanish on contemporary Spanish language, literature, culture and technology. In English, she teaches courses on Generation X, on media culture and literacy and remix culture. She team-teaches with faculty in the Computer Science Department on topics pertaining to new media, social networking and computer games. She has also developed several multidisciplinary courses taught by faculty across campus, including the Humanities Super Seminar and Entrepreneurship and Digital Media. Prof. Henseler is fluent in Spanish, German and English.

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Call for Proposals - What Crisis?: How Extraordinary Partnerships with the Arts and Humanities are Transforming the Way We Think, Work, and Live

Call for Proposals - What Crisis?: How Extraordinary Partnerships with the Arts and Humanities are Transforming the Way We Think, Work, and Live

Call for Papers
What Crisis? How Extraordinary Partnerships with the Arts and Humanities are Transforming the Way We Think, Work, and Live Jenny Gottstein, the Director of Games at The GoGame, a company that builds interactive experiences and high-tech adventures around the world recently remarked that, "Studying...

The Hybrid Storyspaces project

Call for Papers
If you are a Hispanist working at the intersections of literature and technology, please consider contributing with a working paper, comment, or blog to The Hybrid Storyspaces project , developed by Christine Henseler (Union College) and Debra Castillo (Cornell University): http://hybridstoryspaces...
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