Mónica Szurmuk is a Principal Investigator at the National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET) and a professor at the National University of San Martín. She is the author of numerous publications on gender, memory, and cultural studies. This project is part of a larger research project on violent histories and intimacy that will conclude with the writing of a book. She will be involved in all aspects of the project, including the liaison with the different institutions involved and the administration of the budget.
She will also act as a guide for the tours. Her published books include Women in Argentina, Early Travel Narratives, La vocación desmesurada: Una biografía de Alberto Gerchunoff (The disproportionate vocation: A biography of Alberto Gerchunoff), Mujeres en viaje (Women on the move), Diccionario de estudios culturales latinoamericanos (Dictionary of Latin American Cultural Studies), The Cambridge History of Latin American Women’s Literature, Entre mundos y lenguas: las cartas de un maestro de la Alliance Israélite Universelle desde Entre Ríos (Between worlds and languages: the letters of a teacher of the Alliance Israélite Universelle from Entre Ríos). With Ileana Rodríguez, she edited the books Memoria y ciudadanía (Memory and citizenship) and Sitios de la memoria: México Post ’68 (Sites of Memory: Post ’68 Mexico), both products of a collective interdisciplinary project on traumatic memories. She directs the series “Latin American Literature in Transition” for Cambridge University Press.