Maria Soledad Zabalza

Maria Soledad Zabalza

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M. Soledad Zabalza holds a Master degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Guelph and a BA Honors in Spanish from Wilfrid Laurier University.  She is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in the department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the political construct of travel literature in the Argentine South during the nineteenth century. Her research on the political discourses of these expeditions of the Argentine Patagonia and La Pampa regions, seeks to analyze how these hegemonic discourses were constructed by white men explorers, why were they successful in excluding the indigenous peoples, and the way these same negative views of the other are still reaffirmed in our society by means of the media.