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Gabriela Jauregui: Tsunami, Women Voices in Mexico


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Gabriela Jauregui is an author, editor and first hand witness of a movement that’s shaking the writing and publishing community in Mexico. Mujeres Juntas Marabunta is a collective cry of women raising their voices, a response to the eruption of the #MeToo movement in Mexico in late March. Her feminist anthology, Tsunami, is a sample of those voices, of those questions by many renown authors like  Brenda Lozano, Cristina Rivera Garza, Verónica Gerber Bicecci and more. Gabriela will discuss her book and some insights of the current affairs in the feminist community in Mexico.

Gabriela Jauregui (born in Mexico City) is the author of the poetry collection Controlled Decay (Akashic, 2008); two hybrid genre books, Leash Seeks Lost Bitch (Song Cave, 2015) and ManyFiestas! (Gato Negro, 2017); a book of short stories in Spanish, La memoria de las cosas, (The Memory of Things, 2015); and the feminist anthology Tsunami (Sexto Piso, 2018). She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Southern California; an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside; and an MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. She is a founding editor at the publishing collective Surplus Ediciones in Mexico. Jauregui has received the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans (2007) and has been named one of the 39 Best Latin American Authors Under 39 by the Hay Festival’s Bogota39 list.

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