Kristal Bivona

Kristal BivonaOffice:  AL-632 | Email: [email protected]

Kristal Bivona is an assistant professor specializing in public humanities and Latin American studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic languages and literatures and an M.A. in Portuguese from UCLA, an M.A. in comparative literature from Dartmouth College, and a B.A. from San Diego State University in English with a Spanish minor. Her research focuses on visual culture from Brazil and the Southern Cone with specialization in cinema, memory studies, and art interventions in public, including memorials, street art, and pixação. Her work has been published in Luso-Brazilian Review, Memory Studies, and Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture and is forthcoming in Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas. She is also the associate director of the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies.