Cristina Rivera Garza: Bedri Distinguished Writers Series

Cristina Rivera Garza

April 11, 2024

Event Description

Professor Cristina Rivera Garza will deliver the 2024 lecture in the Bedri Distinguished Writers Series, “The Affective Archives: Writing, Bodies, and Collective Memory.” Please join us on April 11th, 2024, at 5 PM in Wheeler Hall, Room 315 (The Maude Fife Room). A Q&A will follow Garza’s lecture.


 Cristina Rivera Garza is an author, translator and critic. Recent publications include Liliana’s Invincible Summer (Hogarth, 2023), which was long listed for the National Book Award in nonfiction. The Taiga Syndrome, trans. by Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana, (Dorothy Project, 2018) was awarded the 2018 Shirley Jackson Award. Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country, trans. by Sarah Booker (The Feminist Press, 2020) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle for Criticism. In 2020, she was a MacArthur Fellow and is currently Artist-In-Residence at DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) in Berlin. She is M.D. Anderson Distinguished Professor and founder of the PhD Program in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston, Department of Hispanic Studies.