4W Director of Latin American Urban Cultural Connections (On Women, Landscapes, and the Arts)
Sarli E. Mercado, PhD, is the co-Director of the 4W-International Women Collective Translation Project. As literary critic, she has published and presented her work on contemporary Spanish American poetry in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Her current research topics are related to contemporary Southern Cone poets and literary practices of twenty first century Spanish American writers, the poetic and visual art expressions that link urban and non-urban environments to ecological thinking, as well as the production and proliferation of traumatic memory sites in urban spaces in Latin America in dialogue with the “Global South.” In the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, she teaches courses on Spanish American literature, culture and language through subjects such as cultural journalism, translation and urban cultural studies. She is also part of the ongoing collaborative interdisciplinary projects between UW-Madison and the Museum of Environmental Sciences (MCA) at the University of Guadalajara.