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Roman Maldonado
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Yairamaren Roman Maldonado is a doctoral student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in New Media. Her research focus is literary and cultural production in the Caribbean and Latin America, with emphasis on contemporary colonialism, the post-national subject and the politics of 21st Century non-canonical works in Puerto Rico. Part of her working with methodologies that allow to explore and analyze digital storytelling as an extension of the literary archive and from a literary perspective.

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Yairamaren Román Maldonado

Department of Spanish & Portuguese,

University of California, Berkeley


Intellectual Interests

20th and 21st Century Latin American and Caribbean literature, Marxist theory, colonialism and post-colonialism, sociology and politics of literature, post-national subjects, digital humanities and engaged scholarship



2013- Present Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

                        Hispanic Languages & Literatures, Designated Emphasis in New Media

2010- 2013      Masters of Arts, San Francisco State University

Spanish Language & Literature

2006- 2010      Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Specialized Training

Critical E-lit Making Group, DH@ Berkeley Fall 2015, University of California, Berkeley

“Digital Humanities with a Global Outlook”, Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015, University of Victoria, Canada

“Advanced Electronic Literature”, Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015, University of Victoria, Canada

“Introduction to Electronic Literature”, Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2014, University of Victoria, Canada


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