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Gustavo Quintero

Gustavo Quintero

Gustavo is a Ph.D. student in Romance Studies at Cornell University. He works on the relation between memory and messianism in Cuba, Mexico and Colombia. He focuses on how, in these three countries, a number of artistic movements in cinema, conceptual art and literature are highly meaningful to address multiple representations of hopes and promises of a future change. In his research, he contends that these artistic movements offer a vantage point to think how, from the present, one can approach past traumatic experiences by focusing on the crushed dreams and shattered hopes that a past epoch had upon the future. He studies how these aesthetic representations of expectations and anxieties can help us think about ways to approach the future in a sustainable manner.

Email: 
gaq5@cornell.edu