Abstract of Dissertation Work: 

My transregional project aims to unite two tangents: contemporary Latin American speculative arts (2000-2022) and the cultural memory of recent dictatorial pasts — including the legacies and consequences of their neoliberal policies — in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil. Defining the term "speculative arts" in relation to Latin American cultural memory represents an aporetic challenge that this work aims to overcome. My project understands speculation as a transfiguration of memory practices that help build the future and overcome the precarious present. In my chapters, I explore texts of Brazilian Afrofuturism, Latin American Gothic, and narratives of Indigenous Futures from the Brazilian Amazon and the Andes.

Peer-Review Publications

Parisi, Ariela.“Of Black Bodies and Celestial Bodies: Queer Afrofuturism and New Spatialities in Diego Paulino's Negrum3”  (Accepted with minor revisions, forthcoming December 2023 Kamchatka Journal) 


Parisi, A. (2023) Review of Ginway, M. Elizabeth, “Cyborgs, Sexuality, and the Undead: The Body in Mexican and Brazilian Speculative Fiction” H-Sci-Med-Tech, H-Net Reviews. 

Parisi, A. (2022) "La máquina está en movimiento. Reseña de Recalibrando los circuitos de la máquina: ciencia ficción e imaginarios tecnológicos en la narrativa en español del siglo XXI. Jonatán Martín Gómez, Patricio Sullivan (eds.). Albatros Ediciones, 2022. 404 págs.," Alambique. Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasía / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía: Vol. 9 : Iss. 1 , Article 2.

 “If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed.”

— Paulo Freire

Lecture Organizing

I believe in the power of dialogue among scholars, activists, and educators. That is why I enjoy organizing lectures and cultural events on campus. 

Here I am including a selection of events I have organized: