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Senior Instructor • Spanish 2000 Levels Coordinator • Director Study Abroad Global Seminar in Rosario, Argentina
Spanish and Portuguese

Research Areas

Spanish American women writers and journalists of the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on fashion, consumption and identity politics in Argentina.

Doctoral Dissertation: Fashionation: Politics of Dress and Gender in Nineteenth Century Argentina, 2006

About

A faculty member of the CU-Boulder Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Dr. Hallstead specializes in 19th century Argentine fashion narratives and has several publications on Argentine narratives. She has traveled frequently to Argentina and throughout Latin America, and is very familiar with the local customs and cultural heritage.

Teaching

Dr. Hallstead teaches Advanced Spanish Grammar (3120), Latin American culture (3220) and late 19th and 20th century Argentine literature (3260, Global Seminar in Rosario, Argentina). Since teaching at CU, Dr. Hallstead has won the CU-LEAD award, the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association for excellence in teaching and the "Champion of International Education for Study Abroad Students" award, administered by The Office of International Education, CU-Boulder.

Study Abroad Global Seminar in Rosario, Argentina

Dr. Hallstead is the director to the Study Abroad Global Seminar to Rosario, Argentina. This faculty-led Global Seminar is conducted each summer from early June to mid July. The intensive 5 week program, hosted by the private university Fundación del Gran Rosario offers 6 upper-division credit hours to its participants (there is one culture class and one literature class offered each year), an all-expense included home stay with an Argentine family, several cultural excursions and guest lectures by local intellectuals and much more. For more information, you may contact Dr. Hallstead or visit Study Abroad. If your are interested in applying, you can do so here for summer 2018.

Books and Articles

2017 Pasado de moda: expresiones culturales y consume en la Argentina (co-edited with Regina Root, The College of William and Mary). Ampersand: Buenos Aires forthcoming

2017 “De hombres afeminados a los peligrosos: la política identitaria de las modas y la vestimenta masculinas en la literatura Argentina decimonónica”.  Forthcoming in Pasado de moda. Expresiones culturales y consumo en la Argentina (Hallstead, Susan and Root, Regina, eds.) Buenos Aires: Edhasa.

2017 “Introducción a la moda argentina: de la época colonial a la actualidad” (together with Regina Root). Forthcoming in Pasado de moda. Expresiones culturales y consume en la Argentina. Hallstead, Susan and Root, Regina (eds.) Buenos Aires: Edhasa.

2016  “Modas y máscaras de la civilización: Juana Manso frente al consumo”. Saga: Revista de Letras, No. 4, Segundo Semestre: 75-119.

2012 “Introduction”, student edition of El año del desierto by Pedro Mairal.  StockCero.

2012 “La política de la frivolidad: consumo, bajas pasiones y género en Blanca Sol de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera”. In El lenguaje de las emociones: afecto y cultura en América Latina (Moraña, Mabel and Sánchez Prado, Ignacio, eds.) Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2012: 109-124.

2012 “Identity Crises and Immigration in Argentina: Consumption and Belonging in En la sangre (1887) by Eugenio Cambaceres”.  Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultural y Literatura. Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring 2012: 16-33.

2012 “Pasiones fatales: consumo, bandidaje y género en El Zarco” co-written with Juan Pablo Dabove. In Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI: Nuevas miradas y lecturas.  Raleigh: Editorial A Contracorriente, 193-212.

2011 “En la sangre (1887): Appearance, Consumption, Class and National Identity in Cambaceres.” In Lenguaje, Arte y Revoluciones Ayer y Hoy: New Approaches to Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies. (Cortázar, Alejandro and Orozco, Rafael, eds.)  New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 44-54.

2009 “Disease and Immorality: The Problem of Fashionable Dress in Buenos Aires (1862-1880)”. Latin American Literary Review. Vol. 37, No. 73. January-June 2009: 90-117.

2008 “De peinetones a grandes tiendas finiseculares: Consumo, moda e identidad nacional argentina”. In Cultura y cambio social en América Latina, ed., Mabel Moraña. Mabrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert: 179-208.

2004 “Políticas vestimentarias sarmientinas: tempranos ensayos sobre las modas y el buen vestir nacionales”. Revista Iberoamericana, Special issue “Políticas familiares: género y espacio doméstico en América Latina” edited by Lelia Area. LXX.206: 53-69

2003 “Black Bodies, White Readers: The Representation of the Slave Body in Francisco and El Negro Francisco”. Tropos XXIX: 37-58.

2001  “¿Una nación enfermiza? Enfermedad grotesca y escritura femenina en Dolores de Soledad Acosta de Samper”. Working Papers in Romance Languages and Literatures IV: 69-81

2000 “Cruzando las fronteras de la identidad subalterna: las mujeres tontas de Julio Cortázar y Manuel Puig”. Ciudadanía: apropiaciones y definiciones. Eds. Marta López-Luaces and Alicia Cipria. Washington: Literal Books. 53-63

Book Reviews

2015 Book Review of Workers Go Shopping in Argentina: The Rise of Popular Consumer Culture. (Milanesio, Natalia).  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

2012 Book Review of Entre hombres: Masculinidades del siglo XIX en América Latina. (Peluffo, Ana and Sánchez Prado, Ignacio, eds.) Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2010. In A Contracorriente, Vol. 9, No. 3, spring 2012: 420-426.

2012 Book Review of Couture and Consensus by Root, Regina A.  Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2010. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Washington at St. Louis. 

2011 Book Review of Women and Print Culture in Post-Independence Buenos Aires. Macintyre, Iona. Warminster: Tamesis, 2010. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Volume LXXXVIII, No. 5 (July 2011) University of Glasgow (769-771).

2011 Book Review of Gendered Self-Consciousness in Mexican and Chicana Women Writers: The Female Body as an Instrument of Political Resistance. Roberts-Camps, Traci. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008. In Hispania Vol. 94, No. 1, March                          2011: 216-217.

2010 Book Review of Rewriting Womanhood: Feminism, Subjectivity, and the Angel of the House in the Latin American Novel, 1887-1903. LaGreca, Nancy. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009. In Hispania Vol. 93, No. 2, June 2010:                328-330.

2009 Book Review of Prisma: Análisis crítico de textos en español. Sobejano-Morán, Antonio and Bianco, Paola. Wilkes Barre: Panda Publications, 2008. Hispania 92, 737-738.

Translations

2003  Spanish to English of Mabel Moraña’s article: “El boom del subalterno”. Trigo, Abril (ed. and introd.); The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader. Durham, NC: Duke UP; 2004: 643-54.

2000 English to Spanish of Jean Franco’s article: “A Ghost Dance in the Fields of the Cold War”. Nuevas Perspectivas desde/sobre América Latina:el desafío de los estudios culturales. Ed. Mabel Moraña. Santiago de Chile-Pittsburgh: Editorial Cuarto Propio / IILI.

2000 English to Spanish of Debra A. Castillo’s article: “Border Lives: Prostitute Women in Tijuana”. Nuevas Perspectivas desde/sobre América Latina: el desafío de los estudios culturales. Ed. Mabel Moraña. Santiago de Chile-Pittsburgh: Editorial Cuarto Propio /            IILI

1999 Spanish to English of Hugo Achugar’s article: “‘Nuestro Norte es el Sur’. A propósito de representaciones y localizaciones”. Read at the University of Chicago.

Papers Presented at Conferences / Conferences Attended

2016 Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (March 17-20).  Paper titled: “Argentine Romanticism and the Politics of Consumption: on José Mármol’s Amalia”.

2016 Attended the Western Regional CIBER Consortium/Rocky Mountain CIBER Network Conference. University of Colorado-Denver (Oct 27-29).

2014 Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (March 18-21).  Paper titled: “Fashion as Capital”.

2011 Reading Emotions in Latin America: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Represenation of Affect. Third South by Midwest International Conference, Washington University in St. Louis. Paper titled: “The Politics of Frivolity: Consumption, Base Passions and Gender in Blanca Sol by Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera”.

2010 Latin American Studies Association, XXIX International Conference. Toronto, Canada.  Organized Panel: Argentine Fashion and Consumption 1800-2010. Paper Titled: “From the Effeminate to the Dangerous: The Identity Politics of 19th Century Argentine Male Fashion and Dress”.

2010 XXVII Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures.  Paper titled: “En la Sangre, En la apariencia: Consumo e identidad nacional en Cambaceres”.

2006 Latin American Studies Association, XXVI International Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Paper titled: “Fashionable Desires: Consumption and Gender in Post-Caseros Buenos Aires”.

2003 University of Utah 22nd Annual Western Humanities Alliance Conference title “Memory, Material and Meaning”. Paper titled: “Remembering Juana Manso: The Other Voice of 19th Century Argentine Nationalism”.

2001 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7th Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. Paper titled: “FashionNation: Male Discourses on Fashion in Alberdi’s La Moda (1837) and Sarmiento’s El Progreso (1842) in 19th Century                                      Argentina”.

1999 Arizona State University Conference title “Parody, Satire and the Grotesque”. Paper titled: “¿Una nación enfermiza? Enfermedad real y simbólica en Dolores de Soledad Acosta de Samper”.

1999 Montclair State University Conference title “Citizenship: Appropriations and Definitions”. Paper titled: “Cruzando las fronteras de identidad subalterna: las mujeres “tontas” de Julio Cortázar y Manuel Puig”.

1999 University of Minnesota Conference title: “Border Crossings: An Interdisciplinary Forum”. Paper titled: “La nieve del Almirante by Alvaro Mutis: A Reading of the Post-Colonial Gothic”.

1999 New York University Conference title: “Outer Limits: Geografías móviles”. Paper titled: “Juegos ambiguos y fronteras simbólicas: La mujer “tonta” en Rayuela de Julio Cortázar y en Pubis Angelical de Manuel Puig.

Honors and Awards

2016 Arts and Sciences Fund for Excellence Grant, University of Colorado-Boulder, for travel to Harvard University, annual ACLA conference.

2014 Arts and Sciences Fund for Excellence Grant, University of Colorado-Boulder, for travel to New York University, annual ACLA conference.

2011 Champion of Study Abroad, University of Colorado-Boulder for Global Seminar to Rosario, Argentina.

2011 Dean’s Fund for Excellence, University of Colorado-Boulder for travel to Buenos Aires to fund research for El año del desierto edition.

2011 Kayden Research Grant, University of Colorado-Boulder for edited volume Pasado de moda: expresiones culturales y consumo en la Argentina.

2010 Dean’s Fund for Excellence, University of Colorado-Boulder for travel to Toronto, Canada for LASA XXIX International Conference.

2009 Travel Grant, Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, University of Colorado-Boulder for travel to Lima, Peru for archival research.

2009 Dean’s Fund for Excellence, University of Colorado-Boulder for travel to IILI conference, Washington, D.C. June, 2010. 

2006 Women’s Studies Dissertation Prize, University of Pittsburgh, awarded to the best graduate dissertation of 2006, chosen by a panel of university scholars.

2005 Travel Grant, Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, University of Colorado-Boulder for travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for archival research,

2005 Dean’s Fund for Excellence, University of Colorado-Boulder for travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico for LASA XXVI International conference.

2002 Women’s Studies Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, to conduct research at Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

2001 Teaching Fellowship Recipient for Women’s Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, to teach course “Women and Society”.

2001 Center for Latin American Studies Travel Grant recipient, University of Pittsburgh, to conduct research at the National Library, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2001 Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLASF) recipient, for the advanced study of Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Instituto-Brasil-Estados Unidos (IBEU) (Department of Education, Washington, D.C.).

2000-2001  Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLASF) recipient, for the study of Portuguese at the University of Pittsburgh (Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Department of Education, Washington, D.C.).

2000  Center for Latin American Studies Travel Grant recipient, University of Pittsburgh to conduct research at the National Library, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1998  Phi Beta Kappa Member, University of Pittsburgh.

Teaching Awards

2008 Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association for excellence in teaching

2008 CU-LEAD award for excellence in teaching