Annual Colloquium - 2004
Women in Revolutionary Struggle: Sign Memory Word
Modern Languages and Literatures
Loyola Marymount University
As well as being an Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola Marymount University, Alicia Partnoy is a poet, translator, and human rights activist.
Author of the highly acclaimed The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival in Argentina and numerous other testimonial texts about women's struggles for political and economic freedoms, Partnoy is one of few survivors from the secret detention camps in Argentina in which approximately 30,000 Argentineans were "disappeared" during the 1970s and 1980s for their political activities.
In "They Bargain with Our Lives: Testimonial Texts and Gendered Experiences," Dr. Partnoy will share her work on Latin American women's testimonials of oppression.