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    Professional content writing,

    ghost writing,

    academic/research proofreading,

    literary translations (English-Spanish),

    and anything related to writing

    in a creative, innovative,

    and with aesthetic elegance.

     

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    Franco has performed fieldwork over the last two decades in more than forty countries. He is also an expert in the practice of Sonic Modernity and Corporal Performance.

     

    He has taught critical thinking, cultural studies, mindset history, creative writing, and travel writing at UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Pittsburgh, High Point University, the Italian Academy (Syracuse, Sicily) and the University of Denver.

     

    He’s been invited to deliver talks about his literary work and research at various universities, symposiums, and international congresses, including The University of California-Berkeley, Emory University, Texas State University, The University of California-Riverside, Duke University, and the LASA International Congress in New York City, Chicago, and Barcelona.

  • C.V.

    EDUCATION

    *Ph.D. in Cultural and Literary Studies (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

    *M.F.A. in Creative Writing (University of Pittsburgh)

    *M.A. in Ibero-American Philosophy (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

    *M.A. in Social Anthropology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

    *FLAS Fellowship for Research and Study (Yale University)

    *B.A. in Liberal Studies and Literature (Portland State University)

     

    ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

    *Interdisciplinary Research Associate (University of Pittsburgh: current position)

    *Assistant Professor of Latinx Cultural and Literary Studies (University of Denver: 2017-18)

    *Travel Writing Instructor (The Italian Academy in Syracuse, Sicily: Summer 2017)

    *Visiting Assistant Professor of English Composition (High Point University: 2016-17)

    *Instructor of English Composition and Creative Writing (University of Pittsburgh: 2014-16)

     

     

    MORE ABOUT MY ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

    Academia.edu/FrancoLagunaCorrea

  • Public Intellectual

    NON-ACADEMIC ESSAYS ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

    Politics / Climate Change / International Relations

    Creative Arts / Interdisciplinary Interventions / Social Anthropology

     

    PopMeC

    Set in the 1970s, Roma (2018) by Alfonso Cuarón is an ambitious cinematic attempt to portray an upper-class family, facing a crisis due to the abandonment of the main provider of the household, by focusing on the family’s maid, whose name is Cleo. Yalitzia Aparicio makes her acting debut as the Mixtec maid in the film, who prior to Roma hadn’t had any acting experience. Even though Aparicio’s father is Mixtec and her mother Trique, she is not fluent in Mixtec. However, in the film viewers can listen to her speaking in Mixtec. Her character’s ethnicity allows her to display on-screen a vital trajectory and a double consciousness that embodies one of the main migratory patterns that Mixtecs have endeavored in recent decades.. Read more...

    Forum Nepantla (Traducción de Franco Laguna Correa)

    After an exchange of ideas with professor and activist Cynthia Enloe, a renowned field researcher, honorary member of the Gender Justice Legacy Wall of the International Court of Crimes in The Hague, and author of several books about the militarization of the women's lives, without hiding her excitement she allowed me, with the permission of her University of California Press editor, to translate to Spanish the preface of her book "Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives" (one of my favorite ones in terms of methodology and academic writing style). Read more...

    E-International Relations

    In an attempt to express his gratitude, President Fernandez declared, supposedly quoting Mexican Nobel Prize Laureate Octavio Paz, ‘The Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came from the jungle, but we Argentines came from ships. And they were ships that came from Europe’. The statement, according to Fernandez, was aimed at strengthening and emphasizing the cultural ties between Spain and Argentina. Read more...

    E-International Relations

    The Sowing Life Program could potentially become a regional endeavor to contain immigration flows towards the North and improve people’s lives in Central America. Therefore, a fundamental question is how do we prevent a welfare policy such as this from becoming a tool of political skirmish, as opposed to a tool of improving people’s lives? Read more...

    E-International Relations

    Notwithstanding these sociocultural and biopolitical factors, Mexico’s present seems to be a mise en abyme representation of an octopus falling to pieces inside a labyrinthine and never-reaching future, as if time was also a hoax created to irreversibly set the possible and the impossible apart from each other. Read more...

    Forum Nepantla

    The conclusion of this text, crafted for children, signals towards, on the one hand, the progressive acquisition of consciousness of the virtual social sphere/s where our life is happening, and, on the other, that without this consciousness we run the risk of being mobilized within a virtual social system that might, without our consent, play a negative effect within ourselves. Read more...

    Forum Nepantla

    Children across the United States are suffering of anxiety and depression due to the lack of social interaction that the quarantine has brought to their household. Lisa Miller points at the fact that the state of mind of parents who are financially struggling on regular basis gets a strong hold on their kids. While these aren’t news taking into consideration systemic inequalities, the kind of anxiety and mental health issues that the Coronavirus pandemic has triggered among families will have long –lasting effects and in most cases experts anticipate that individuals– including children – will experience various forms of mental health issues for the rest of their life. Read more...

    Public Books & JSTOR Daily

    Young people are approaching an uncertain globalized future with plenty of possible outcomes, both dystopian and utopian. Nothing is simple: the technology that Walsh decries, the kind that the Illustrated Man fears, is even today becoming an effective tool for social mobilizations (let’s think about the protests, from Hong Kong to Chile, organized through social media). Meanwhile, today, we know more than ever that any fight for the future will require the work and sacrifice of the whole world. Read more...

  • Franco's Blog

    Literature / Art / Travel / Food / Music / Philosophy

     

  • Books

    Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry

    (English & Spanish)

    Aphorism(s). (Chicago: Radical Narratives, 2020).

     

    Testament (Volume 1). (Chicago: Radical Narratives, 2020).

     

    The Invisible Militia. (Chicago: Radical Narratives, 2020).

     

    The Book Where You Surrender. (Chicago: Radical Narratives, 2020).

     

    Requiem for the Unhappy. (Chicago: Radical Narratives, 2020).

     

    Ortodoxa. (Miami: Suburbano Ediciones, 2018 & California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Pedagogy (for all): Reading Lessons. (Lagos, Nigeria: Thinking Books, 2020).

     

    Acedia (Out of This World). (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Federratas. (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Cambio de piel. (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Sentencia definitiva. (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Portable Museum: Lighter Than Air (a memoir). (New York: Real Time, 2020).

     

    Crush Me (Broken Novel). (Chicago: Radical Narratives, 2020). National Poetry Prize of the University of Aguascalientes.

     

    Diario supino. (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Poesía temprana: antología del desorden. (Entroncamento/Mazara del Vallo/Valparaíso: Miglior Fabbro Editori, 2020).

     

    Wild North. (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Historia de un hombre devastado por el siglo XX. (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Memorias de una alarma contra incendios. (California: Rayo Press, 2020).

     

    Resquebrajadura. (Ciudad de México/Madrid: Editorial Paroxismo, 2014).

     

    Crítica literaria y otros cuentos (corregidos y aumentados). (Ciudad de México/Pittsburgh: Editorial Paroxismo, 2013.)

     

    Finales felices. (New York City: ANLE, 2012 & Ciudad de México: Editorial Paroxismo, 2012). National Literary Prize of The North American Academy of the Spanish Language.

  • CONTACT ME

    For inquiries about professional writing, ghost writing, academic/research proofreading, and literary translation services, or possible book collaborations send me a message to francolagunacorrea@gmail.com

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