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CLACS welcomes Sarmiento Fellow Nicolás Campisi

April 9, 2019

Nicolás Campisi to Join CLACS as Sarmiento Fellow

April 9, 2019

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University is pleased to announce that Nicolás Campisi of the Department of Hispanic Studies has been selected for a Sarmiento Fellowship at CLACS for the spring 2020 semester.

The Sarmiento Fellowship is funded by the Sarmiento Flexible Fund for Latin American Studies, which was established through the generous support of Alfredo C. Cassiet, M.D. and Maria-Elena Cassiet.

Campisi will teach a LACA course during the spring semester of 2020 and will offer a presentation on his work as part of the CLACS lecture series.

Nicolás' research examines the question of "the contemporary" in recent Latin American fiction. He understands the contemporary to be a period of intense awareness of the historical present, when the very idea of "the world" has come to be disputed – no longer concerned about debates over center vis-à-vis periphery, writers today are conjuring the world in all of its contemporaneous difference. Focusing on a corpus of literary fictions of the post-1989 era, his dissertation traces a cartography of how Latin American writers are accounting for the changing temporal regimes of our globalized present.

Welcome, Nicolás!