• Sandra C. Medina
  • Sandra C. Medina
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Department(s):
    • Department: Department of Spanish and Portuguese
    • Department: Department of Cinema Studies
  • Research Interests: Sandra Medina's dissertation studies the effects of violence as (re)presented by documentaries and fictional narratives of children’s enrollment in the armed groups, the beginning and expansion of violence in rural areas, and the displacement of the victims of the conflict. Her research shows how the bodily, physical legacies of violence— disappearance, torture and body mutilation, displacement and migration— transform traditional gender norms, and problematize the reintegration and rehabilitation of victims and victimizers.
  • Background: Ph.D. in Spanish from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University. She holds an M.A. in Spanish Literature from the same institution and a B.A in Spanish and English from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She has taught Spanish, literature, and culture courses in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the comparative literature program, and the English Writing program at Rutgers University since 2013.
  • Courses taught at Rutgers: Latin American Studies: An Introduction (interdisciplinary, core course)