William Stark

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish, Spanish Section Head
  • Email: william_stark@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Swan 158

Biography

William R. Stark was a visiting assistant professor at Brown University before joining the URI team. He has worked at Trinity College, Hartford, CT and University of Connecticut, Hartford Campus and Storrs, CT.

Research

Research and teaching interests include Spanish language acquisition and Latin American literatures and cultures and Chicano/Latino cultural production, with emphasis on transcultural performance art in the U.S. since the 1980s. Co-founder of the online, peer-reviewed The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal, at the University Connecticut, he is currently working on a monograph that examines the work of performance artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Coco Fusco, Violeta Luna, Roberto Sifuentes, and La Pocha Nostra.

Education

PhD University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

MA University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

BA Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Selected Publications

“Violeta Luna: Representaciones de la identidad indígena: la mujer del maíz––la llorona cibernética.” Ed. Dra Vilma Navarro-Daniels. Número 45 Contextos. Estudios de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, 2020

“Mapping and Performing Mexicana (Indigenous) Identities: Violeta Luna and the Woman of Maize.” Ed. Elizabeth Martínez. The Modern Language Association Options for Teaching Series. Forthcoming.

“Two Fleeting Glimpses of Capitalism and Violence.” Border-Lines, Journal of the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, 2015, 121-140.

“The Pearl Handled Revolver: Mary’s Ransom.” Border-Lines, Journal of the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, 2016, 135-147.