University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


"How Did You Get Here? Jewish Self Invention and the Culture of Exile"

"How Did You Get Here? Jewish Self Invention and the Culture of Exile"

Alicia Borinsky
April 19, 2012 12:00-1:30
325 Nicholson Hall

Alicia Borinsky will focus on the Diaspora and its tales of displacement and integration.

Alicia Borinsky is a scholar, novelist poet who writes in English and in Spanish. She has won prestigious awards, such as the Latino Award for Fiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the author of several books and numerous articles published in Latin America, the United States and Europe. Her most recent book titles are: Frivolous Women and Other Sinners/Frívolas y pecadoras (Chicago: Swan Isle Press, 2010) and One -Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile (San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2011). She has taught at Johns Hopkins, Brown, Washington University in St.Louis and Harvard. Currently she is Professor of Latin American and Comparative Literature and Director of the Cultural Studies Program in Buenos Aires at Boston University.

This Event is Free & Open to the Public
A light lunch will be provided

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Institute for Global Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, English Department, Department for Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

For more information email:, phone: 612-624-4914.