María Ximena Venturini is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University. She studies XXI century Argentine and Spanish visual culture and literature. Her dissertation explores how urban spaces in the fringes give rise to a marginal cultural identity. By focusing in cities such as Buenos Aires and Barcelona, her research examines unfavorable representations of the periphery in the hispanic world.
She holds a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and a Master's Degree in Spanish American Literature (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). She was a fellow of the Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and was awarded a grant from Università della Calabria (Italy). During the academic year 2019-2020, she will be a visiting Ph.D. student at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).