Aránzazu Borrachero Mendívil, Professor, Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures
Aránzazu Borrachero Mendívil, Professor, Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, Graduate Center (CUNY). Her areas of interest include Critical Pedagogy, and Spanish Cultural and Gender Studies. She has published numerous articles in the area of feminist literary criticism and two books: a critical and annotated edition of the poetry of 17th-century writer Catalina Clara Ramírez de Guzmán in collaboration with Karl McLaughlin (Obra poética, Editora Regional de Extremadura, 2010); and a theoretical analysis entitled Ética y estética en la narrativa femenina hispanoamericana contemporánea (Pliegos, 2011). Since 2012, she has been working on a digital platform, Mujer y Memoria, designed to house oral history projects with a gender perspective. The first one, entitled “Madres e hijas de la transición democrática,” documents, through audiovisual recordings and life stories, the experiences of women who became adults and mothers during the Francoist dictatorship. She is currently working on her second Mujer y Memoria project: “Maternidades robadas,” which collects and divulges the testimonies of victims of the “stolen babies” crime in Spain.