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Eduardo Ledesma receives 2018 Campus Distinguished Professor Award
Eduardo Ledesma, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, has been awarded the 2018 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, which recognizes faculty whose contributions to campus are truly exceptional.
The Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure recommended Eduardo's dossier to the Provost "for special recognition, based on the scope, quality and impact of the faculty's scholarship, teaching, service and engagement efforts."
Ledesma was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1972 and moved to Chicago in 1984. After a decade as a practicing structural engineer he went on to earn an MA Hispanic Literature. University of Illinois-Chicago in 2006 and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University in 2012.
His research interests include 20th and 21st century Latin American (including Brazil) and Iberian literature and film; Catalan literature and film; media and cultural studies; modernism(s); avant-garde and neo-avant-garde poetry; electronic literature and new media arts (digital poetry, hypertext, blog-narratives, locative fiction, cyberculture); documentary and experimental film; the intersection between technology and disability studies; word and image relations; Luso-Hispanic transatlantic connections; and intersections between engineering and culture (science and technology studies, digital humanities).
Ledesma previously was a recipient of an IPRH Prize for Research in the Humanities (2015-16). He also was a Center for Advanced Study (CAS) Fellow for Spring 2017, and received a Campus Research Board Book Publication Subvention Award for Spring 2016.