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Immigrants Of The Week: Eric Camayd-Freixas, Rodolfo Acevedo, and Ahmad Batebi

by Greg Siskind

IMMIGRANT OF THE DAY: ERIC CAMAYD-FREIXAS - LANGUAGE PROFESSOR

Professor_camayd If you haven't read the great article in today's New York Times about Professor Eric Camayd-Freixas' bravely coming forward with his account of the Postville meat processing plant raid (see my post below), make sure you check it out. There's also a video of the professor's interview with the Times posted with the article. And you can read the essay that is the subject of the article here.

Professor Camayd-Freixas teaches at Florida International University in my hometown of Miami. According to his biography at FIU's Latin American and Carribean Center web site:

Erik Camayd-Freixas was born in Cuba, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University,and is currently Associate Professor of Latin American literature at FIU. He is the authorof the books Realismo mágico y primitivismo and Primitivism and Identity in LatinAmerica, as well as a frequent contributor to literary journals of the Americas andEurope. Dr. Camayd has lectured around the world on topics in literary and culturalstudies, ethnic narrative and poetics, historiography of Latin America and the Caribbean,and linguistic analysis of discourse.

Well done Professor Camayd-Freixas.