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Newsmaker: Salome Aguilera Skvirsky

Salome Aguilera Skvirsky

Residence: Cambridge, Mass.

Age: 34

Family: Parents, Alan Skvirsky and Anexora Aguilera Skvirsky

Occupation: Recently took position as assistant professor of film and media studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English with concentration in film from the University of Pennsylvania, 1997; master’s degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh, 2002, and a doctorate in critical and cultural studies from Pitt, 2009.

Noteworthy: Skvirsky is this year’s recipient of the Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Prize, sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. The prize honors internationally renowned librarian Eduardo Lozano, who developed and directed the Latin American collection at Hillman Library from 1967 until his death in August 2006. Skvirsky was nominated for her doctoral dissertation. In addition to a $1,250 cash award, a bound copy of her dissertation will be on display in the library’s Latin American reading room.

Quote: “When I learned that I won the Lozano dissertation prize, I was really excited. As a graduate student in the English department working on Latin American film, I had struggled significantly with my own disciplinary location. Was I in film studies• Was I in English• Was I a Latin Americanist• I wanted very badly to be able to produce a dissertation that was truly interdisciplinary, that could be relevant to folks in film studies as well as in Latin American Studies.”


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