Notable Achievements

Eleven Southwestern University faculty members have won Sam Taylor Fellowship grants to support their research, with award amounts ranging from $1,000 to $1,600. Sam Taylor Fellowships are selected through a competitive application process and are provided by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. This year’s recipients are

  • Professor of Physics Steven Alexander, “Generating Energy from Hot Sidewalks” (awarded $1,200)
  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Lamiyah Bahrainwala, “The Politics of Stealth Halal: Re-Presenting the Islamic Origins of U.S. Meat Products” (awarded $1,600)
  • Associate Professor of German Erika Berroth , “Nature Education in the German Classroom: Possibilities for Integration and Inclusion?” (awarded $1,400)
  • Professor of Biology Romi Burks, “Unravelling the Mystery: Genetic Differentiation of Chinese and Japanese Mysterysnails Using 16S” (awarded $1,400)
  • Assistant Professor of History Jethro Hernandez Berrones, “With Indigenist Spirit: Doctors on Spiritual Practices in Post-Revolutionary Mexico” (awarded $1,500)
  • Professor of Anthropology Melissa Johnson, “Human–Jaguar Becomings and Racial Capitalism in Belize” (awarded $1,000)
  • Associate Professor of French Francis Mathieu, “Research on Claire de Duras’s Avant-Garde Novella, Ourika” (awarded $1,400)
  • Associate Professor of French Aaron Prevots, “Gestures toward the Sacred: Guillevic, Vargaftig, Tellermann, Michel” (awarded $1,400)
  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies Valerie Renegar, “Contemporary Modes of Parenting: Disrupting the Representation of Stepmothers in Popular Culture” (awarded $1,500)
  • Associate Professor of Spanish Maria De Los Angeles Rodriguez Cadena, “Cultural Memory and Historical Fiction: Women of the Past on Television and Film by Four Contemporary Mexican Women Directors” (awarded $1,400)
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Sydnor, “Researching Attachments to American Political Institutions” (awarded $1,600)
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Expertise

Contemporary Mexican and Latin American Literature and Culture.

Angeles Rodriguez Cadena received her PhD from the University of Michigan in 2002. 

She is affiliated with LASA and MLA.

  • Angeles Rodriguez Cadena received her PhD from the University of Michigan in 2002. 

    She is affiliated with LASA and MLA.

  • My main research interest is the fictional recreation of the collective past through written and visual narratives. I focus on the ways traditional and contesting pluralistic approaches to history through fiction articulate the purposes of a dialogic cultural discourse and create the notion of the collective construction of historical memory

  • Evocaciones audiovisuales del pasado colectivo: la ficcion historica en la television Iberoamericana 2000-2012. Angeles Rodriguez Cadena, editor. Brill, The Netherlands, 2016.

    “Heroinas desconocidas de la Revolucion Mexicana y la construccion de la memoria cultural en el cuento historico contemporaneo” in Representaciones en la cultura visual y las letras acerca de la Revolucion Mexicana y la Guerra Cristera, currently under review by Ute Seydel and Claudia Arroyo, editors. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico/Universidad Metropolitana-Xochimilco.

    “El pasado nacional como narrativa de ficcion o la Historia es una telenovela” (“The national past as fictional narrative or History is a soap opera”). Journal of Mexican Studies. University of California Center for US-Mexican Studies and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Vol 30-1, Winter 2014, pp 180-211.

    Translation. “Comunidad indigena Miskitu de Tuara en el proceso autonomico de la costa caribe de Nicaragua”. Otros Saberes: Collaborative Research on Indigenous and Afro-Descendant Cultural Politics, Charles R. Hale and Lynn Stephen (eds.) SAR (School for Social Research) Santa Fe, NM. 2013 pp 101-126.

    “Relajo and melodrama in the fictional portrayal of the Mexican Independence of 1810” in (Re) Collecting the past. History and Collective Memory in Latin American Narrative. Ed. Victoria Carpenter. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010, pp 89-110.

    “La novela Los pasos de Lopez y el relajo literario en la independencia de Mexico de 1810”. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. BHS, 85 (2008): 695-716

    “Contemporary (Hi)stories of Mexico: Fictional Re-creation of Collective Past on Television”. Film and History. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies. 34.1 (2004): 49-55

    “Telenovela historica: el mural animado de la historia de Mexico.” in Genelogias Imaginadas. Los Discursos de la Cultura Hoy. Edited by Javier Duran and Rosaura Monroy. Michigan State University, The University of Louisville, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Casa Lamm: 2003, pp 99-114

    “Historiadores y novelistas: creadores de ficcion”. Cefiro 3.2 (2003): 61-66

    “Viaje interior y la transfiguracion del heroe tragico en Madero, el otro de Ignacio Solares.” Caligrafias 1.1 (2001): 10-15.

    “La memoria, historias de pasado y presente: entrevista con Luis Arturo Ramos.” Ellipsis 1.1 (2001): 103-107.

    “Hablan tres autores: Entrevista a Mempo Giardinelli, Luis Arturo Ramos y Juan Villoro.” Torre de Papel 9.2 (1999): 110-119.

    “El Sueno de Sor Juana y la vigilia del lector tres siglos despues.” Revista de la Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan Enero-Marzo 13.204 (1998): 7-11.

  • “Memoria cultural y las heroinas de la Independencia de Mexico en la serie televisiva Gritos de muerte y libertad”. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY. April 10-12, 2014.

    “Cultural memory and the fictional portrayal of the Latin American past on television”. International Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences Research, July 24-28, 2012. Paris, France.

    “Construccion narrativa de la realidad en el cuento contemporaneo de la revolucion mexicana”. 54 International Congress of Americanists, July 15-20, 2012. University of Viena, Austria.

    “Miguel Hidalgo entre textos: retazos de la historia de Mexico en la ficcion televisiva 1996-2010”. XVII Congreso de Mexicanistas Juan Bruce-Novoa, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Irvine. April 28-30, 2011.

    “El pasado nacional como construccion narrativa o la historia es una telenovela”. Interdisciplinary Conference on History and Fiction. University of West Georgia, Nov 12-14, 2009.

    “La telenovela historica o el mural animado de la historia de Mexico”. The Latin American Studies Association Conference, June 11-14, 2009 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    ” Madero el otro y La noche de angeles, o el multi heroe de la Revolucion Mexicana de 1910”. Society for Latin American Studies Conference, University of Derby, UK. April 8-10, 2005.

    Relajo literario y solemnidad en el discurso ficcional de la historia colectiva: Los pasos de Lopez y La antorcha encendida”. Society for Latin American Studies Conference, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, April 2-4, 2004

    “Senda de gloria y la funcion didactica de la television: el narrador de la telenovela historica como educador”. X Jornadas Metropolitanas de Estudios Culturales. Mexico City. July, 2003.

    “El historiador como guionista, el novelista como historiador: narradores del pasado colectivo en la ficcion” II Congreso Internacional Individuo y Sociedad en Espana, las Americas y el Caribe, Puerto Rico. Nov 21-23, 2002

    “El pasado colectivo como telenovela o el mural animado de la historia de Mexico”. IX Jornadas Metropolitanas de Estudios Culturales. Mexico City. July, 2002.

    “Impugnacion y credibilidad en la historia de Mexico: el narrador de Los Pasos de Lopez y Senda de Gloria ” VIII Jornadas Metropolitanas de Estudios Culturales. Mexico City. July, 2001.

    “Reflexion, juicio y veredicto: el heroe tragico de la novela y la telenovela historica mexicana.” 54th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 2001.

    “La independencia de Mexico en la novela Los pasos de Lopez, y la telenovela historica La Antorcha Encendida.” VII Jornadas Metropolitanas de Estudios Culturales, Mexico City. 2000.

    “El hombre, el cura, el heroe: las caras de Miguel Hidalgo en la telenovela historica La antorcha encendida.” Cuarto Congreso de Cultura Popular Mexicana. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2000.

    “H/historias de Mexico: representacion del pasado en la novela historica mexicana finisecular.” II Biennal Conference on Iberian and Iberian-American Film and Literature. Florida International University, Miami, FL 1999.

    “La intertextualidad como estrategia desmitificadora de la historia oficial en dos novelas historicas de Ignacio Solares.” VI Jornadas Metropolitanas de Estudios Culturales, Mexico City. 1999.

    “La cultura boliviana de la post revolucion en Cerco de penumbras de Oscar Cerruto.” 52nd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1999.

    “El Sueno de Sor Juana y la vigilia del lector tres siglos despues.” 51st Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington. KY 1998.

    “La retorica del fracaso en el discurso colonial de Las Casas y Cabeza de Vaca.” The Seventh Annual Charles Fraker Conference. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1998.

    “Nombre e identidad en Sandra Cisneros y Dolores Prida: historias de esperanza y milagros.” Hispanics: Cultural Locations; an Interdisciplinary Conference. University of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA October, 1997.

    “La recreacion de la realidad del personaje femenino en los cuentos de Isabel Allende.” The Sixteeenth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1996.