ViewFinders Film Festival - Education & Social Justice with Ana Isabel Simón Alegre
How we learn, what we learn, where we learn—and the availability of resources—comprise ongoing conversations of social justice.
In this session, we will screen the documentary, Daughter of a Lost Bird, and begin to ask the questions related to our systems of education, both in the classroom and beyond.
Daughter of a Lost Bird (66 minutes)
Ana Isabel Simón Alegre
Ana I. Simón-Alegre is an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University (New York). She earned her PhD from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, specializing in Iberian studies, popular culture, gender and sexuality, and transatlantic studies. Professor Simon Alegre’s recent scholarship addresses issues of gender and sexuality in the work of Pre-Spanish Civil War women writers (1873-1936). She is the author of “Prensa, publicidad y masculinidades a través del periódico madrileño, El Álbum Ibero-Americano (1890-1909)” (Historia y MEMORIA, 2021), “Algo más que palabras: Investigar y enseñar siguiendo la senda del lenguaje inclusivo” in, Por un lenguaje inclusivo: Reflexiones y estudios sobre estrategias no sexistas en la lengua española (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, 2021), and “Face to face with Carmen de Burgos. The influence of other women writers on her career and her work,” in Multiple Modernities. Carmen de Burgos: Author and Activist (Routledge, 2017). She is the editor of the volume Del salvaje siglo XIX al inestable siglo XX en las letras trasatlánticas: una mirada retrospectiva a través de hispanistas (Vernon Press, 2022), and she recently co-edited the volume, Queer Women in Modern Spanish Literature: Activism, Sexuality, and the Otherness of the ‘Chicas Raras’ (Routledge, 2022). She is also preparing two critical editions in English and Spanish of works by the Spanish writer, Concepción Gimeno de Flaquer (Renacimiento and Vernon Press). Professor Simon Alegre was recently elected as the president of the Feministas Unidas association (United Feminists).
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- The New Public (Jyllian Gunter, 2013, 88 minutes). It is available via Kanopy