Karen Goldman

Affiliated Faculty - UCIS

Biography

Karen Goldman is Assistant Director for External Relations, Development and Assessment at the Center for Latin American Studies and Research Associate in the Department of Hispanic Languages at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goldman holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from Columbia University. She was previously on the faculty of Pitzer College in Claremont, California and Chatham University. Much of her work at the Center serves to promote community outreach and exchange with K-12 schools and institutions of higher education. Recent publications focus on Spanish and Latin American cinema and representations of Latinos in U.S. popular culture, including “Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros: Representations of Latin America in Disney’s “Good Neighbor” Films” in Diversity in Disney Films: Critical Essays on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality and Disability, and “Rural and Urban Brazil in Cinema Nôvo and Beyond: Barren Lives and The Hour of the Star” in Representing the Rural: Space, Place and Identity in Films About the Land.