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The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.More information
Whichever of our many language offerings interest you most, the key ingredient is instruction, and there's no doubt about it — our instructors are the "crème de la crème." The faculty and staff in the department of languages are on a mission to increase language proficiency and prepare students to pursue their passions and careers in a global world. They ensure that cultural immersion, student-faculty research, internships and study abroad all work together to promote multilingualism and cultural literacy, a core value of a liberal arts education.
Callie Fischer, SpanishThe Department of Languages at UWEC is an incredibly talented department. Every single professor I have had has amazed me with their immense dedication and love for the subject they teach.
My research focuses on Hmong American communities, specifically constructions of race, gender, and sexuality within the Hmong diaspora in the post-refugee migration era. I chart out the contestations over the heterogenization of Hmong culture and experiences and its implications for Hmong American social and political belonging. Furthermore, I examine how queer Hmong American youth narratives and critical imaginations unsettle dominant discourses of Hmong American racial, gender, and sexual formation. I teach courses for both Critical Hmong Studies and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Some of my courses include HUMS 110: Hmong History, Culture and Civilization, WMNS 206: Perspectives on LGBTQ Studies, WMNS 308: Asian American Women's, Feminist, and Queer Cultural Productions, and WMNS 406: Queer Theories and Sexual Politics. Beyond the classroom, I have published in scholarly books, as well as in scholarly journals and popular newspapers, including Hmong Today and The Twin Cities Daily Planet. I also work with Hmong American communities on issues related to civic participation, racial and queer justice, and student engagement.
“Re-legitimizing the State in Honduras: Sendero en Resistencia: Poetry’s Reclamation of Communication, Justice, and Truth in Post-Coup Honduras.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. (Fall 2015): 4-20.
“‘Not Nowhere:’ ‘Walking Bridges’ in an “AmeRícan” Utopia” appears in the book The AmeRican Poet: Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera, edited by Stephanie Alvarez and William Luis, New York: Center Puerto Rican Studies, 2014, pages 87-123.
"Palmares: utopian representations of a runaway settlement in colonial Brazil" appears in the book "New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period," edited by Chloë Houston, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2010, pages 137-158.
Walking OUT Award, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Affirmative Action Office, for Mentorship and Support of LGBTQ Students, May 2012.
Office of Multicultural Affairs Distinguished Service Award, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Fall 2011
Contemporary Latin American Literature
Dr. Fuentes teaches Latin American literature and civilization and Spanish language
"Artistic Exploration and Subjective Transformation in Mario Mendoza's Narrative." Latin American Literary Review. Vol. 43 No. 86 July –December 2015 pp. 101-116
"Psychotic Determination in Delirio by Laura Restrepo" Revista de Estudios Colombianos. Number 46 July - December 2015 pp. 25-32
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