Mary Kate Donovan
Assistant Professor of Spanish at Skidmore College. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary Spanish literature, film, and popular media. Her work has been published by academic journals including Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos She is currently working on a book project that studies representations of the Chinese diaspora in contemporary Spain.
Moisés Hassan Bendahan
Doctoral candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University, working on the visualization of ethnicity in comics and graphic novels. His research focus on the depiction and individual experiences of Asian American and Latinx communities in American comics. Through his Public Humanities Fellowship, he is implementing a project called “Empowering Through Visual Narratives”, a workshop series aimed at middle-school students which involves reading and creating comics.
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Sinophone Studies in the Department of English, and Department Chair of Asian and Asian American Studies. He specializes in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Sinophone studies, the intersection of Anglophone and Sinophone literature and culture from Southeast Asia, queer Asian studies, film theory, cultural translations, postcolonial and diaspora theory. He is the author of Rethinking Chineseness: Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World (2013).