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Ana L. Ros

Chair; Associate Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

Romance Languages and Literatures; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Background

Ana Ros' areas of interests include Latin American history, society and cultural production. Her research focuses on the formation and intergenerational transmission of collective memories of the dictatorial regimes in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, and on civil-military relations in the post-conflict present.

Her first book, The Post-dictatorship Generation in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Collective Memory and Cultural Production (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) examines how different groups remember the dictatorial past in these three countries: how different narratives about this time interact in the public and private spheres, and how the younger generations reshape these narratives in an attempt to better understand the present.

Ros' second book project explores how recent documentaries and fiction in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay deal with the representation of military perpetrators and by doing so draw attention to and interrogate the role of the army in societies pursuing democratic consolidation. Her most recent publications include:

  • Ros Matturro, Ana. “Hijas de perpetradores: la desobediencia elegida vs. la obediencia debida”. Dossier: “Generación Hijes: memoria, posdictadura y posconflicto en América Latina”, coord. Ana Forcinito. Hispanic Issues (forthcoming 2021).
  • Ros Matturro, Ana. “El soldado que no fue: una incisiva mirada al ejército chileno de ayer y hoy”. Dossier: “La construcción social de la figura del perpetrador”, coord. Claudia Feld y Valentina Salvi. Kamchatka. Revista de análisis cultural (University of Valencia, Spain), Issue 15, (2020): 97-125.
  • Ros, Ana. “El mocito: A Study of Cruelty at the Intersection of Chile’s Military and Civil Society.” Genocide Studies and Prevention. An International Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 2, (2018): 107-124.
  • Ros, Ana. “Los otros con armas. Las complicadas relaciones cívico militares en el Chile de posdictadura.” A contracorriente. Revista de historia social y literatura de América Latina, Vol 14, Issue 2 (February 2017): 17-42
  • Ros, Ana. “Hijos y nietos de Pinochet: recordando el presente del golpe.” Revista de estudios sobre genocidio (December, 2014): 51-76
  • Ros, Ana. “Los topos de Félix Bruzzone: Travestis y traidores contra la realización simbólica del genocidio en Argentina.” Confluencia. Revista hispánica de cultura y literatura, Vol. 29.2 (2014): 92-105
  • Ros, Ana. “Ruth Irupé Sanabria: La poesía militante como forma de habitar el desarraigo.” In Lior Zylberman and Liliana Feierstein (eds.) Narrativas del terror y la desaparición. Buenos Aires: Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, April 2016. 239-252

At Binghamton University, Dr. Ros was twice awarded a fellowship by the Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH). In the Department of Romance Languages she has worked closely with Spanish students as department chair, graduate director, undergraduate director, minor advisor, study abroad advisor, and faculty advisor of Sigma Delta Phi (Spanish honor society). She was also a member of the Rosefsky scholarship committee. She holds a courtesy title in Comparative Literature and the Translation, Research, and Interpretation program (TRIP) and is affiliated with the Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies program (LACAS).

Education

  • BA, Artigas Graduate School of Education
  • BA, University of Uruguay
  • PhD, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Latin American literature
  • Cinema and culture

Awards

  • Two Fellowships by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities