Liliana Gómez-Popescu

SNF-Förderungsprofessorin für Iberoromanische Literaturwissenschaft und Kulturanalyse

Romanisches Seminar
Zürichbergstrasse 8
CH - 8032 Zürich
+41 (0)44 634 35 78

Bio

After graduating in philosophy and architecture from the Technische Universität Berlin (2003) with studies at the Sorbonne-Panthéon and École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, I realized my PhD thesis on cultural modernization, the political and cultural theories of the modern city in Latin America at the Freie Universität Berlin and New York University, and archival research in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and the United States (2004-2007).

 

I received the Habilitation and the venia legendi for Ibero-Romance literature and cultural analysis at the University of Zurich (2016), and I have completed the Habilitationsschrift, my second book manuscript, A Laboratory of the Modern. The Caribbean in Photographic Archives (publication forthcoming).

 

I am currently a council member of the Visual Culture Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

 

 

Research and Academic Teaching

 
2011-2017
Assistant Professor, Institut für Romanistik, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (with sabbatical leaves)

 

Summer/Fall 2016

Visiting Professor for History, Escuela de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

 

2015-2016

Visiting Scholar at the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

 

2013-2015

Visiting Scholar at the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Harvard University

 

2013

Visiting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for Literatures and Cultures (Spain/Latin America) at the Technische Universität Dresden

 

2007-2010

Adjunct Professor at the CSER, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar at the ILAS, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, New York

 

Spring 2009

Visiting Fellow at the Center Pieter Gillis, University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

2005-2006

Visiting Scholar at the CLACS, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University

 

2004-2011

Teaching assignments at the Lateinamerika-Institut at the Freie Universität Berlin and Institut für Kulturwissenschaft at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Awards and Fellowships

DAAD Guest Lectureship (German Academic Exchange Service), Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia (2016)

DFG Scholarship (German Research Foundation), Harvard University, USA (2014-2015)

DAAD Postdoc Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service), Columbia University, USA (2008-2010)

UCSIA Fellowship, University of Antwerp, Belgium (2009)

DAAD/Colciencias Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service), Bogotá, Colombia (2007)

DAAD PhD-Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service), New York University and Harvard University, USA (2005-2006)

PhD-Scholarship, Nachwuchswissenschaftsförderung, Freie Universität Berlin and Senator für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Berlin (2004-2006)

Organized Conferences and Workshops

04/2017: Workshop Telling Stories: Filmmaking and Academic Research with Lisa Blackmore, Visual Culture Studies Section, International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Peru

 

04/2017: Panel Liquid Ecologies in the Arts with Lisa Blackmore, International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Peru

 

2015: Workshop Revelando el pasado. La fotografía como fuente histórica with Sven Schuster, Escuela de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

 

2015: Panel Contamination: Materiality and Cultural Metaphor. Emergent Theoretical Perspectives in Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

2014: International Conference Materiality and Cultural Transfer. Epistemic Entanglements in Global Knowledge Production, Technische Universität Dresden and Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden

 

2013: Annual Conference Architektur, Wissen, Lebenswelt, Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft with Sabine Ammon and Eva-Maria Froschauer, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and Leucorea-Foundation, Lutherstadt Wittenberg

 

2013: Linguistic landscapes und kulturelle Dynamiken in der heutigen spanischsprachigen Welt with Christian Münch (RWTH Aachen), 19th Hispanistentag, Münster

 

2012: Panel The Aesthetic, the Ethical, the Political. Narratives of (Dis)Possession and Cultural Practices in Latin American Independence, International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco

 

2011: Workshop Performing Emotions in the Caribbean: Kulturproduktionen der Karibik im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, SoCaRe with Anja Bandau, Martha Zapata and Martina Urioste-Buschmann, Freie Universität Berlin

 

2011: 1st Annual Conference, Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft with Tilo Amhoff, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

2010: Panel Lo Ético, lo estético, lo político. Procesos de (post)independencia y dinámicas culturales emergentes en el Caribe with Jairo Moreno, 2nd International Conference on Caribbean Studies, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

 

2009: Panel Transatlantische Perspektiven in der Romanistik: Das kulturelle Feld in der Karibik with Gesine Müller, 31st Romanistentag, Bonn

 

2009: International Conference The Sacred in the Modern Metropolis with Walter van Herck, University Center Saint Ignatius, University of Antwerp

 

2009: Panel Transatlantische/Transkaribische Horizonte in der Hispanistik: Zirkulationen von Wissen und kulturellen Praktiken with Anja Bandau and Martha Zapata, 17th Hispanistentag Tübingen

 

2008: Panel Memoria cultural y procesos de formación de nación en Colombia with Sarah de Mojica, VIII JALLA, Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana, Santiago de Chile

Publications

Monographs and Edited Books

 

  1. (guest editor) Special Issue History through Photography. E.I.A.L. Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, Tel Aviv University, 2015, 26 (2).
  2. Gómez, Liliana. Lo urbano. Teorías culturales y políticas de la ciudad en América Latina. Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2014, Pittsburgh.
  3. Gómez, Liliana, and Walter van Herck (eds.). The Sacred in the City. Continuum, 2012, London/New York.http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-sacred-in-the-city-9781441172952/
  4. Gómez, Liliana, and Gesine Müller (eds.). Relaciones caribeñas. Entrecruzamientos de dos siglos./Relations caribéennes. Entrecroisements de deux siècles. Peter-Lang Verlag, 2011, Frankfurt am Main.
  5. Gómez, Liliana, and Carlos Rincón, Sarah de Mojica (eds.). Entre el olvido y el recuerdo. Iconos, lugares de memoria y cánones de la historia y la literatura en Colombia. Ediciones Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2010, Bogotá.
  6. Gómez, Liliana, and Isabel Exner, Beatriz Pantin (eds.). puntocero magazine, no. 0-1, 2005-2006.

 

Papers in Journals

 

  • Gómez, Liliana. “Epilogue. Archive Matters”. E.I.A.L. Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, Tel Aviv University, 2015, 26 (2): 95-103.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Towards a History through Photography. An Introduction”. E.I.A.L. Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, Tel Aviv University, 2015, 26 (2): 7-16.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “O Caribe na virada do século 20 como laboratório da modernidade: Sobre enclaves urbano-agrários e a hinterland (trans)nacional”. Revista Brasileira do Caribe, 19, 2009: 285-299.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “A conversation with Bernard Tschumi: Movements, Positions, and Moments of Trans-lating/Rotating in Architectural Thinking". puntocero magazine, 1, Sept. 2005/Feb. 2006.
  • Gómez, Liliana, et al. “Conversación con Doris Sommer". puntocero magazine, 1, Sept. 2005/Feb. 2006.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Havanna - Agora contemporánea?” puntocero magazine, 0, Sept. 2004/Feb. 2005.

 

Papers in Edited Books

 

  • Gómez, Liliana. “La masacre de las bananeras: la imagen fotográfica y la literatura“, in: Schuster, Sven, and Óscar Daniel Hernández Quiñones (eds.), Imaginando América Latina: historia y cultura visual, siglos XIX a XXI, Editorial de la Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Re-presenting and Narrating Labour. Coolie Migration in the Caribbean“, in: Damir-Geilsdorf, Sabine, and Ulrike Lindner, Oliver Tappe, Michael Zeuske (eds.), Bonded Labour. Global and Comparative Perspectives (18th-21st Century). Transcript (Global Studies), Bielefeld, 2016: 191-218.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Kommentar”, in: Exner, Isabel, and Gudrun Rath (eds.), Lateinamerikanische Kulturtheorien. Grundlagentexte. Konstanz University Press/Fink-Verlag, Konstanz/Munich 2015: 299-306.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Entrevista a Antanas Mockus”, in: Gómez, Liliana. Lo urbano. Teorías culturales y políticas de la ciudad en América Latina. Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2014, Pittsburgh: 243-264.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Die Box als Sammlerschrank", in: Ammon, Sabine, and Eva-Maria Froschauer, Julia Gill, Constanze Petrow, Netzwerk Architekturwissenschaft (eds.), z.B. Humboldt-Box. Zwanzig architekturwissenschaftliche Essays über ein Berliner Provisorium. transcript, 2014, Bielefeld: 140-147.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Fotografie und das Fotografische in Cien años de soledad. Die Materialität der Literatur“, in: Felbeck, Christine, and André Klump, Johannes Kramer (eds.). America Romana: Perspektiven transarealer Vernetzungen, Peter Lang Verlag, 2013, Frankfurt am Main: 147-162.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Entwerfen als Wissensorganisation. Kulturelle Transformationsprozesse im Spiegel der amerikanischen Architektur der 1950er und 60er Jahre”, in: Ammon, Sabine, and Eva Maria Froschauer (eds.), Wissenschaft entwerfen. Fink-Verlag, eikones-series, 2013, Munich: 74-99.
  • Gómez, Liliana, and Walter van Herck. “Framing the Sacred in the City. An Introduction”, in: Gómez, Liliana, and Walter van Herck (eds.). The Sacred in the City. Continuum, 2012, London/New York: 1-12.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “The Urbanization of Society. Towards a Cultural Analysis of the Sacred in the Modern Metropolis”, in: Gómez, Liliana, and Walter van Herck (eds.). The Sacred in the City. Continuum, 2012, London/New York: 31-51.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “The Sacred in the City: Havana. Alejo Carpentier or 'Fieldwork' in the Urban”, in: Gómez, Liliana, and Walter van Herck (eds.). The Sacred in the City. Continuum, 2012, London/New York: 227-243.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Un caso de archivo fotográfico: economía visual de la circulación de  mercancías, cuerpos y memorias”, in: Gómez, Liliana, and Gesine Müller (eds.). Relaciones caribeñas. Entrecruzamientos de dos siglos/Relations caribéennes. Entrecroisements de deux siècles. Peter-Lang Verlag, 2011, Frankfurt am Main: 109-131.
  • Gómez, Liliana, and Gesine Müller. “Introducción”, in: Gómez, Liliana, and Gesine Müller (eds.). Relaciones caribeñas. Entrecruzamientos de dos siglos/Relations caribéennes. Entrecroisements de deux siècles. Peter-Lang Verlag, 2010, Frankfurt am Main: 7-10.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “El discurso colonial en la iconografía cubana: Paisaje, urbanización y narrativas de lo rural del siglo XIX”, in: Ette, Ottmar, and Gesine Müller (eds.), Caleidoscopios coloniales. Transferencias culturales en el Caribe del siglo XIX/Kaléidoscopes coloniaux. Transferts culturels dans les Caraïbes au XIXe siècle. Iberoamericana, 2010, Madrid: 121-138.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Lugares de memoria en el discurso de la nación moderna en Colombia. El Parque de la Independencia (1910) y el Parque Nacional Olaya Herrera (1934-1938) o la búsqueda de una representación nacional“, in: Gómez, Liliana, and Carlos Rincón, Sarah de Mojica (eds.), Entre el olvido y el recuerdo. Iconos, lugares de memoria y cánones de la historia y la literatura en Colombia. Ed. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2010, Bogotá: 305-339.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Cinco notas al margen de un debate ausente sobre la ciudad histórica o ¿La Habana soñando con el Traumhaus?", in: Nicolás Gualteros Trujillo (ed.), Itinerarios Urbanos. Paris, La Habana, Bogotá: Narraciones, Identidades y cartografías. Instituto Pensar, CEJA, 2006, Bogotá: 47-75.
  • Gómez, Liliana. “Havanna-Geschichte verbauen”, in: Exner, Isabel, and Beatriz Pantin, Sebastian Reckzeh (eds.), Aspectos del campo cultural cubano. Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin, 2003, Berlin: 370-387.

 

Other Publications

 

  • “Ellen Spielmann: Der Blick des Axolote“. Iberoromania 62, 2006, Munich, 142-143.
  • “No Place – Ausstellung/Exposición: Tania Bruguera, Luis Gómez, Quisqueya Henríquez, Ernesto Leal, Manuel Piña, Magda González-Mora”. puntocero magazine 0, Sept. 2004/Febr. 2005.
  • “Zur Aktualität des Passagen-Werks. New York, Hauptstadt des 20. Jahrhunderts. Walter Benjamin–Symposium”. puntocero magazine 0, Sept. 2004/Febr. 2005.
  • “Pasos, Transiciones, Transformaciones y Fronteras. Internationales Kolloquium als Hommage an Carlos Rincón”. puntocero magazine 0, Sept. 2004/Febr. 2005.
  • “Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo-Alfons Hug: 26. Kunstbiennale von São Paulo”. puntocero magazine 0, Sept. 2004/Febr. 2005.
  • “Babylon ist überall. ‘Die Wiederverzauberung der Welt’. Ein Gespräch zwischen Gustavo Gutiérrez und Clifford Geertz”. puntocero magazine 0, Sept. 2004/Febr. 2005.

Projects

 

2015-
Research project Materiality and Cultural Transfer: Traveling Artifacts, Images, and Knowledge, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, and Romanisches Seminar, University of Zurich

 

2008-2016
Research project (Habilitation) A Laboratory of the Modern. The Caribbean in Photographic Archives. ILAS, Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, New York; Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, and Romanisches Seminar, University of Zurich

 

2009
Research project Modern Metropolis: Towards a Cultural Analysis of the Sacred in the City. Center Pieter Gillis and University Center Saint Ignatius, University of Antwerp, Belgium

 

2006-2010
German-Colombian research collaboration Íconos, cánones, colecciones. Memoria cultural y procesos de construcción de la nación en Colombia (1810-2010), under the direction of Carlos Rincón and Carmen Millán de Benavides, Freie Universität Berlin and Instituto Pensar, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia