Paulina Aroch-Fugellie holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Amsterdam University, a Master’s degree in African Studies from El Colegio de México and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UNAM. She was born in Chile, 1973, and grew up in different parts of Central America and Africa; later Mexico and The Netherlands. She has studied, taught and worked in theater for over eight years, and has published her poetry in diverse forums. As a scholar, her main areas of interest are semiotics, discourse analysis, postcolonial theory, critical theory, post-structuralism, dialectic materialism, negative dialectics and psychoanalytic theories of language. She has written and/or lectured on related topics in diverse forums in Brazil, Mexico, the U.S., the U.K., The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Croatia and Argentina. Currently, she teaches courses on African history and politics at the ITESM (Mexico City campus), and cultural studies, art theory and interdisciplinary methodologies at the National Center for the Arts, Mexico City.
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