Inela Selimovic

iselimov@wellesley.edu
(781) 283-2377
Spanish
B.A., University of the South; M.A., Ph.D, University of Kentucky
Green Hall 434D

Inela Selimović

Assistant Professor of Spanish

 Research and teaching center on 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and cinema.

The intersections of gender, politics, and culture in contemporary Latin America, with a particular emphasis on 21st century Argentine literature and film, form the heart of my teaching and research. My first book, which is tentatively titled Affective Moments in the Cinema of Lucrecia Martel, Albertina Carri, and Lucía Puenzo, studies the subtle tensions between affect and emotions as terrains of sociopolitical significance in their aesthetically heterogeneous films. Such tensions significantly relate to the films’ core arguments, signaling these filmmakers’ novel insights on complex manifestations of memory, desire, and violence. Affective Moments is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

Apart from my academic pursuits, I have conducted and published on several human rights-related projects at home and abroad. I have also been seconded to work at The United Nations Security Council, The International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. My participation in the Albright Institute is always rewarding. These undertakings have remained an inspirational force for meaningful interdisciplinary research and teaching projects.

I believe in pedagogical dynamism that encourages critical thinking, academic rigor, and creativity among my students. Much of my teaching focuses on Spanish language courses, Latin American literature, cultures, poetry, human rights, and cinema.