Diamela Eltit (2016-2019) Writer and Performance Artist

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Diamela Eltit is a Chilean writer and scholar who earned her postgraduate degree at the Universidad de Chile. For more than thirty years she has taught, attended forums, and has participated in seminars and conferences in diverse universities in Chile, Latin America, the United States, and Europe. She has been a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University since 2008, and in 2014-15 she was invited for the Simón Bolívar Cathedra in Cambridge University, U.K. In 2010 she was awarded the José Donoso Latin American Literature prize. Eltit was one of the founders of the Collective for Artistic Action (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte).