Ethan Madarieta received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a graduate minor in Latina/Latino Studies and certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. His dissertation, “The Practice of Memory: Decolonial Resistance in Indigenous Chile and the Chilean Diaspora,” is a study of contemporary trans-American memory and memorial performance as generating space for knowing and doing in ways that defy the logics that maintain an ongoing colonialism. His article “‘Marichiweu’: Performances of Memory and Mapuche Presence in Guillermo Calderón’s Villa” was just published in the Latin American Theatre Review (Spring 2020) and his 2019 interview with poet Daniel Borzutzky was published in A Contracorriente: una revista de estudios latinoamericanos. Ethan will begin his job as Assistant Professor of English and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at SUNY New Paltz in Fall of 2020.
I want to acknowledge the great, wholistic support I have received from Professor Brett Kaplan, the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, and the Program for Jewish Culture & Society. HGMS faculty, staff, and students have all been pivotal in the fruition of my project and the cultivation of my academic career. I extend my profound gratitude for Professor Kaplan who has helped shape and nuance my thinking, study, and writing and has provided an admirable example of a socially and politically engaged intellectual for us all. ~ Ethan Madarieta