Drago, Margarita


Associate Professor
Foreign Languages

Phone: 718-262-2436
Office Location: AC-3D10
mdrago@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  The Graduate School and University Center of The City of New York  Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures  2002 
MA  City College/CUNY  Spanish  1991 
BS  City College/CUNY  Bilingual/Spanish  1987 
AA  Hostos Community College/CUNY  Early Childhood Education  1986 
Margarita Drago is originally from Argentina. As an ex-political prisoner and writer she has represented Argentina in congresses in the United States, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Spain, and France. She has published articles in newspapers and literary, educational, and human rights magazines as well as articles on pedagogy of teaching children. She has also published chapters from her doctoral dissertation: Sister María de Jesús Tomelín (1579-1637), Conceptionist from Puebla de Los Ángeles: A Failed Construction of a Saint. In 2007 Editorial Campana published her memoirs from prison: Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980) which recounts her memories as an Argentinean political prisoner from 1975 to 1980. In 2012 she published Con la memoria al ras de la garganta (poetry). Dr. Drago has been invited to national and international symposiums, conferences and congresses.

Areas of Expertise

Latin American Literature: Women Writers of the Colonial Period
Bilingual Education.

Books in Field Of Expertise

Drago, Margarita. Con la memoria al ras de la garganta. New York: Editorial Campana, April, 2013. .

Drago, Margarita. Memory Tracks. Fragments from Prison (1975-1980). New York: Editorial Campana, 2007. .

Drago, Margarita. Fragmentos de la memoria: Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980). New York: Editorial Campana, 2007. .

Rivera-Valdés, Sonia, Margarita Drago, Jacqueline-Herranz-Brooks, and Paquita Suárez- Coalla, eds.. Un saco roto lleno de sueños. Historias de mujeres inmigrantes dominicanas y latinoamericanas.. New York: Ediciones Cayena, 2005. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Margarita Drago. "(Re)construir la identidad desde la escritura." Latinidad en encuentro: experiencias migratorias en los Estados Unidos Cuaderno Casa. 49 2014: 97-99.

Margarita Drago. "Memoria y construccion de identidades en La Escuelita, de Alicia Partnoy y Fragmentos de la memoria. Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980) de Margarita Drago." Literatura escrita en Nueva York Memorias del Coloquio de LART & The City College of New York. 2014: 21-27.

Margarita Drago. "Escribir en Nueva York desde la experiencia latinoamericana." La ventana -Revista de Casa de las Americas (digital). 2011: .

Margarita Drago. "(Re)construir la identidad a traves de la escritura." La jiribilla - Revista de cultura cubana (digital). 533 2011: .

Margarita Drago. "Agustina de Santa Teresa y los oficios de una biografa: espiar a una ilusa o crear una santa?." Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanisticos. 1 2009: 25-68.

Margarita Drago. "Sor Maria de Jesus Tomelin (1579-1637) a la vista del confesor"/ Sister Maria de Jesus Tomelin (1579-1637) in the Presence of Her Confesor.." International Journal of Hispanic Studies and Linguistics, special issue "Beyond the Convent: Colonial Women's Voices and Daily Challenging in Spanish America".. 5 2005-2006: 12-19.

Margarita Drago. "Reflexiones sobre la lectura/Reflections on Reading.." Lectura y vida. Latin American journal of the International Reading Association.. 2003: 54-55.

Margarita Drago. "La tarea de alfabetizacion como acto de concientizacion. Una propuesta.." Lectura y vida. Latin American journal of the International Reading Association.. 2002: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Margarita Drago. ""Si desapareciera el sur"." Multilingual Anthology. The Americas Poetry Festival of New York. October, 2014: 84-85.

Margarita Drago. ""Atada de pies y manos" and "En tierra firme"." XVIIIEncuentro Internacional de Poetas de Zamora, Michoacan. Antologia. June, 2014. : 77-78.

Margarita Drago. ""With the Memory on my Throat"." Confluencia in the Valley: The First Five Years of Converging with Words. Edited by Marianela medrano and Juleyka Lantigua-Williams. V I September 2014: 71.

Margarita Drago. ""Ella y el mar"." Periodico El Sol de Tijuana: Tijuana Dossier Cultural.. August 19th, 2013: 4E.

Margarita Drago. ""Con la memoria al ras de la garganta"." Exegesis: Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Humacao.. 73 August 2013: 52.

Margarita Drago. ""El olor de los jazmines"." Trazos: Revista literaria y cultural. 2 Fall 2012: 17.

Margarita Drago. ""Sed de justicia", "Tu nombre", "Peregrinaje".." Vecindad, periodico cultural local: Antologia del 8vo. Festival de Nueva Poesia "Poetas en NY".. 5 November 2012: 8.

Margarita Drago. ""Con la memoria al ras de la garganta", "Tu boca"." Boletin Virtual Redipe, Red Iberoamericana de Pedagogia. Interview, biography and poems: "Con la memoria al ras de la garganta", "Tu boca":. 817 October 6, 2012: 40-56; 61-63.

Margarita Drago. ""En tierra firme", "El camino a tu memoria", "Sed de justicia", "Tu nombre"." Antología del Festival Latinoamericano de Poesia - Ciudad de Nueva York 2012. October 2012: 59-67.

Margarita Drago. ""Con la memoria al ras de la garganta"." Vecindad: Periodico cultural local. 3 June 2012: 12.

Margarita Drago. ""Reconstruccion", "Atacama", "Vision", "Hora crepuscular"." Boletin Virtual Redipe, Red Iberoamericana de Pedagogia. 809 March 12, 2012: 186-189.

Margarita Drago. ""Atacama" and "Hora crepuscular"." Poesia sin Fronteras Poetas Latinos en N.Y.. 2011: 13-14.

Margarita Drago. ""Vision" and "Hora crepuscular".." Memorias Festival de Nueva Poesia "Poetas en Nueva York". 2011: 26-27.

Margarita Drago. "'A Spoil of War', 'Transfer Day'.." A Gathering of the Tribes.. 12 2009: 90-93.

Margarita Drago. "'Como un verso de Juan L. Ortiz', 'Homenaje'.." Dos orillas. Ed. Minerva Salado. Barcelona: Group "ELLES".. 2008: 61-66.

Margarita Drago. "'Like a Line from Juan L. Ortiz', 'Homage'.." Two Shores: Voices in Lesbian Narrative. Ed. Minerva Salado. Barcelona: Group "ELLES". 2008: 55-60.

Margarita Drago. "'La primera navidad', 'Homenaje', 'La luz del sol siempre me invita', 'Cosas de la memoria'.." Aqui me toco escribir: Antologia de escritores latinos en Nueva York. Ed. Paquita Suarez-Coalla. Oviedo: Trabe.. 2006: 79-90.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Poetry Reading: VI Encuentro de Escritores: Los Santos Dias de la Poesia Festival de Literatura " November 7th, 2014: Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

" Panel Presentation (Presenter and moderator): "Mujeres en la Guerra Civil de El Salvador: Voces de la resistencia y la reconstruccion de la memoria individual y colectiva" at VI Coloquio Internacional de Latino Artists Round Table (LART) " October 24th, 2014: City College Center for Worker Education 25 Boradway 7th floor NY, NY 10004.

" Poetry Reading: The Americas Poetry Festival of New York " October 15th, 2014: City College Center for Worker Education 25 Broadway 7th floor New York, New York 10004.

" Poetry Reading at CicloTimia " July 22nd, 2014: Jekyll Hyde CafePub Rosario, Argentina.

" Poetry Reading (Plenaria de poesia) XVIII Encuentro Internacional de Poetas Zamora, Michoacan " June 15, 2014: Casona Pardo, Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.

" Book Presentation: Con la memoria al ras de la garganta " June 14, 2014: Casona Pardo, Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.

" Poetry Reading: XVIII Encuentro Internacional de Poetas de Zamora, Michoacan " June 13, 2014: Colegio Jacona Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.

" Poetry and Narrative Reading and Discussion with students " May 8, 2014: Hostos Community College 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York.

" Narrative Reading: Gabriel Garcia Marquez' s Posthumous Tribute " April 26th, 2014: Centro Cultural Barco de Papel.

" Poetry Reading and Conversation with students " April 2, 2014: Hostos Community College 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York.

" Poetry and Narrative Reading : Celebrate Women History Month History " March 28th, 2014: La Casa Azul 143 E 103rd Street New York, New York 10029.

" Poetry and Narrative Reading: Voces de Marzo " March 3rd, 2014: La Nacional Centro Espanol 239 W 14th Street, New York, New York 10011.

" Poetry Reading: Encuentro crítico de migrantes colombianos en New York " February 22nd, 2014: Centro de Solidaridad Comunitaria: 147 W 24th St Between. 6th and 7Th Ave NY, NY.

" Poetry and Narrative Reading:II Coloquio Latinos en las artes y las letras. " October 16th, 2013: Casa de las Americas, La Habana, Cuba.

" Poetry Reading: Primer Festival de Poesia de Occidente-Chalchuapa, El Salvador " August 23rd, 2013: Centro Escolar Ranulfo Castro, Chalchuapa, El Salvador.

" Poetry Reading: Primer Festival de Poesia de Occidente-Chalchuapa, El Salvador " August 22nd, 2013: Museo Regional de Occidente, Santa Ana, El Salvador..

" Poetry Reading: Primer Festival de Poesia de Occidente-Chalchuapa, El Salvador " August 21st, 2013: Universidad de El Salvador, San Salvador.

" Poetry Reading: Primer Festival de Poesia de Occidente-Chalchuapa, El Salvador " August 20th, 2013: Universidad de El Salvador, Santa Ana, El Salvador.

" Poetry Reading: Primer Festival de Poesia de Occidente-Chalchuapa, El Salvador " August 19th, 2013: Complejo Escolar Catolico Maria Auxiliadora, Chalchuapa, El Salvador.

" Poetry Reading: Primer Festival de Poesia de Occidente-Chalchuapa, El Salvador " August 18th, 2013: Parque Central de Chalchuapa, El Salvador.

" Poetry Reading: 6ta Maraton Cultural de Poetas en Nueva York " July 6th, 2013: Diego Salazar Art Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, NY.

" Poetry Reading: Rizoma Lecturas Series " May 18th, 2013: Instituto Cervantes NY:211 East 49th St. New York, N.Y. 10017.

" Poetry Reading: Latinopoets.org Reading Series #2 " May 8th, 2013: Center for Worker Education, City College of New York. 25 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 1004.

" Book Presentation: Con la memoria al ras de la garganta " May 4th, 2013: Libreria Barco de Papel: 40-03 80th Street, Queens, NY.

" Poetry Reading: V Festival Internacional de Poesia de Puerto Rico " April 19th, 2013: Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, PR.

" Poetry Reading: V Festival Internacional de Poesia de Puerto Rico " April 18th, 2013: Centro Cultural Jose Alegria, Manati, PR.

" Poetry Reading: V Festival Internacional de Poesia de Puerto Rico " April 18th, 2013: Colegio Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Vega Baja, PR.

" Poetry Reading: V Festival Internacional de Poesia de Puerto Rico " April 18th, 2013: Caribbean University. Recinto de Vega Baja, PR.

" Poetry Reading: V Festival Internacional de Poesia de Puerto Rico " April 17th, 2013: Caribbean University. Recinto de Ponce, PR.

" Poetry Reading: V Festival Internacional de Poesia de Puerto Rico " April 15th, 2013: Teatro Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. Recinto Metropolitano. San Juan, PR.

" Poetry Reading: Rally por la paz (Cipaz Colombia-NY) " April 9th, 2013: Mision Permanente de Colombia. 140 E. 57th Street, New York, NY.

" Panel Presentation: "Tomamos la palabra: Mujeres en la Guerra Civil de El Salvador " March, 17th, 2013: Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos:541 West 145th St. New York, NY 10031.

" Poetry Reading: 10 Feria Internacional del Libro de Escritoras Dominicanas " March, 17th, 2013: Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en los Estados Unidos:541 West 145th St. New York, NY 10031.

" Literary Journal Presentation and Poetry/Narrative Reading " December 22, 2012: Isabella Home: 515 Audubon Av. New York, N.Y.

" Poetry Reading: 8vo. Festival de Nueva Poesia "Poetas en NY". " November 29, 2012: Libreria Calima: 56-15 Roosevelt Ave. Woodside, N.Y. 11377.

" Poetry Reading: 8vo. Festival de Nueva Poesia "Poetas en NY". " November 28, 2012: York College: 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, 11451.

" Narrative Reading/Discussion " November 26, 2012: Hunter College: 695 Park Ave. New York, N.Y. 10021.

" Poetry Reading " October 21, 2012: First International Poetry Festival "Alta hora de la noche". 1025 Vermont Av. Washington, D.C. 20005.

" Poetry Reading " October 20, 2012: First Latin American Poetry Festival. Terraza 7 Bar, New York City.

" Poetry Reading/Discussion " October 19, 2012: First Latin American Poetry Festival, New York City, 2012. Columbia Secondary School MSE, New York City.

" Poetry Reading/Discussion " August 17, 2012: 10th Poetry Festival of Jarabacoa: Centro Salesiano, Dominican Republic.

" Poetry Reading/Discussion: Confluencia entre franjas y estrellas " August 16, 2012: 10th Poetry Festival of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.

" Poetry Reading " June 23, 2012: 5a Maraton Cultural - Poetas en NY: Raices y diversidad. 182 East 111th street, New York, NY 10028.

" Poetry Reading/Discussion Group: AATSP-CT Conference (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) " April 28th, 2012: Fairfield University. Farifield, Connecticut.

" Poetry Reading: Confluencia: The Power of Poetry " March 28, 2012: Naugatuck Valley Community College. Palace Danbury. Danbury, CT.

" Poetry Reading: Voices from Exile " February 27, 2012: XXXIII International Book Fair Palacio de Mineria, Mexico City.

" Poetry Reading: Latino Poets in N.Y. " February 25th, 2012: XXXIII International Book Fair Palacio de Mineria, Mexico City.

" A Conversation with students of Poly Prep Country Day School " January 26th, 2012: Poly Prep Country Day School. Brooklyn, NY.

" Presenter: Memoria y reconstruccion de identidades en La escuelita, historias de desaparicion y sobrevivencia, de Alicia Partnoy y Fragmentos de la memoria: recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980), de Margarita Drago " October 15th, 2011: First International Colloquium on Hispanic Literature Originally Written in Spanish in New York. Latino Artists Round Table and The City College of New York (CCNY) Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at The Center for Worker Education (CWE). 25 Broadway, New York, NY.

" Presenter: (Re) Construir la identidad a traves de la escritura " October 14th, 2011: First International Colloquium on Hispanic Literature Originally Written in Spanish in New York. Latino Artists Round Table and The City College of New York (CCNY) Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at The Center for Worker Education (CWE). 25 Broadway, New York, NY.

" Poetry Reading " October 4th, 2011: The Janey Program in Latin American Studies at The New School for Social Research. New York, NY.

" Poetry Reading: VII Festival de Nueva Poesia "Poetas en Nueva York". " October 1st, 2011: Hispanic/Latino Book Fair. Renaissance Charter School. Jackson Heights, New York.

" Poetry Reading " September 30th, 2011: General Consulate of El Salvador. Brentwood, New York.

" Presenter. First International Coloquium: "Identidades culturales y presencia de los latinos en los Estados Unidos". Panel: "Latino Artists Round Table y Editorial Campana: Sus logros y persitente apoyo a la produccion y divulgacion de la cultura de los latinos en la ciudad de Nueva York" " July 14, 2011: Casa de las Americas, La Habana, Cuba.

" Presenter. First Intenational Coloquium: "Identidades culturales y presencia de los latinos en los Estados Unidos: Panel: "Escribir en Nueva York desde la experiencia latinoamericana" " July13, 2011: Casa de las Americas, La Habana, Cuba.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading: "El Turno del Disidente" " May 27, 2011: Academia de la Lengua Espanola.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading: "El Turno del Disidente" " May 27, 2011: ICVC, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading" El Turno del Disidente" " May 27, 2011: El Roble School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading: "El Turno del Disidente" " May 26, 2011: Liceo Aguilar Paz, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: "El Turno del Disidente" " May 26, 2011: Liceo Santa Monica. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading: "El Turno del Disidente" " May 25, 2011: El Salvador Embassy, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: "El Turno del Disidente"s " May 25, 2011: UPNFM, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Poetry Reading. First International Poetry Reading, Tegucigalpa, Honduras: "El Turno del Disidente" " May 25, 2011: Biblioteca Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

" Conversation with the Author: Margarita Drago. " November 18th, 2010: Ramapo College of New Jersey.

" Presentation, Reading and Conversation with students at Hunter College. " February 2010.: Hunter College, New York.

" Poster Presentation: Spanish Faculty and student collaboration poster. School of Arts and Sciences Exhibition. " Fall 2009.: York College, Queens, NY.

" Conversation. Special Guest: Margarita Drago. Author of Fragmentos de la memoria. Derechos humanos en la literatura. " November 7, 2009.: SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, Georgia..

" Featured Speaker, Margarita Drago. The Human Rights Crisis We Face Today. " November 6, 2009.: SAMLA Convention, Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia State University..

" Narrative Reading and Conversation with Margarita Drago, author of Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison.Symposium on Human Rights and the Humanities. " November 5, 2009.: Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia..

" Presenter. “Our Stories: We Can Tell Them Ourselves”, by Prof. Margarita Drago and a group of York College Students. " September 20, 2009.: The Hispanic Book Fair, Queens. Renaissance School, Queens, NY..

" Presenter.“¿Nos entienden? Language, Expression, and Meaning in the Works of US Latina Writers”. " June 9, 2009.: LASA Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil..

" Poetry and Narrative Reading at Bowery Poetry Club and Café. " April, 2009.: Bowery Poetry Club and Café, New York..

" Reading and Book Signing. Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980). " March 20, 2009.: Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle..

" Book Presentation and Signing. Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980). " November 21st, 2008.: LAIA, Queens, NY..

" Presenter. “History, Memory, and the Construction of Latin America/Latino Memoirs, Testimonies, and Fictional narratives”. " November 6, 2008.: Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia..

" Narrative Reading and Conversation with the Audience. Feria del Libro Hispana y Latina de New York. " September 20, 2008.: Jackson Heights, NY..

" Reading and Conversation. Margarita Drago Argentinean Author of Memory Tracks: Fragments From Prison (1975-1980). Migration Syracuse Symposium 2008. " September 16, 2008: Syracuse University, New York.

" Reading and Conversation. Margarita Drago Argentinean Author of Memory Tracks: Fragments From Prison (1975-1980). Migration Syracuse Symposium 2008. " September 16, 2008.: Syracuse University, New York..

" Interview. “Fragmentos de la memoria”. Interviewer: Cristina Alvarez Vázquez, Journalist. " May 1-8, 2008.: . En Rojo, Claridad, Puerto Rico..

" Presenter: “Camila Henríquez Ureña’s Legacy: Educar a la mujer para una ciudadanía plena”. Second International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Dominican Studies. Dominicans in the U.S. Prior to 1970: Recovering an Earlier Dominican Presence. " May 1, 2008.: Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY..

" Interview. “Una memoria que se resiste a ser fragmentada”. " April 30, 2008.: Latin Week New York, NY.

" Narrative Reading and Conversation with students. " April 17, 2008.: New York Tech of The City University of New York.

" Narrative Reading and Conversation with students. " April 7, 2008.: . New Jersey, Ramapo College of New Jersey.

" Reading, Conversation with students and book signing. " March 19, 2008.: The College of New Jersey, NJ.

" Lecture and Narrative Reading. “Taller de Apreciación Literaria.” " March 9, 2008.: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

" Interview. Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico. Interviewer: Professor Norma Valle. " March 6, 2008.: Cadena Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico 89.7FM.

" Lecture and Narrative Reading. Universidad de Cayey. " March 6, 2008.: Cayey, Puerto Rico.

" Book presentation: Fragmentos de la memoria. Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980). " March 5, 2008.: Puerto Rico, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico.

" Presenter. “The Social Challenges & Accomplishments of Women in Latin America and Spain". " March 1, 2008.: Flushing Library, Flushing, New York.

" Interview. “El Programa de Mariana”. Interviewer: Mariana Buoninconti. En Rojo, Claridad, Puerto Rico. " March, 2008.: New York Public Television, Queens.

" Presenter. " February 25th, 2008.: LaGuardia Community College, Queens, NY.

" Reading and Book Presentation from Memory Tracks. Fragments from Prison (1975-1980). " February 13th, 2008.: Columbia University Bookstore. New York.

" Presenter. “Latina Writers at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore.” " January 24th, 2008.: Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, New York.

" Presenter. “Noche de homenaje a los desaparecidos políticos en Latinoamérica por Margarita Drago.” " November 21st, 2007.: Terraza Café, Queens, NY.

" Presenter: Reading and conversation. “Voces latinas en Border’s”. " October 10th, 2007.: ”. Border’s Bookstore, New Jersey.

" Panel Presenter. Book Presentation and signing. " September 28th, 2007.: Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle. New York.

" Interview. “Grabado en la memoria”. Interviewer: Osvaldo Aguirre, Journalist La Capital. " September 9, 2007.: Rosario, Argentina.

" Presenter. “History, Memory, and the Construction of Latin America/Latino Memoirs, Testimonies and Fictional Narrations”. " September 8, 2007.: LASA Congress. Montreal, Canada.

" Book Presentation: Fragmentos de la memoria. Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria. " August , 2007.: Calíope Bookstore, New York.

" Interview. Radio Nacional :”El futuro tiene historia”. " August 10, 2007.: Rosario, Argentina.

" Book Presentation. Reading, conversation with 7th and 9th grade students, and book signing. " August 8 and 9, 2007.: Rosario, Argentina, Our Lady of Pompeii School.

" Book Presentation: Fragmentos de la memoria. Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980). " August 3, 2007.: Rosario, Argentina, Museo de la Memoria.

" Book Presentation: Fragmentos de la memoria. Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980). " June 30, 2007.: Teatro IATI, New York.

" Interview. “Fragmentos del terror” Interviewer: Diego , Journalist. La hora hispana (Daily News en Español). " June 2007.: New York, NY.

" Interview. “Fragmentos de la memoria”. Interviewer: Mario Picayo, Executive Director. " May 2007.: Editorial Campana.

" Moderator - Film discussion: La historia oficial. " April 21, 2007.: New York, Tannery Pond.

" Narrative Reading. Writing as Women. " March 30, 2007.: Veladas Hostosianas at CUNY in the Heights.

" Book presentation: Fragmentos de la memoria: Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980). " March 27, 2007.: Hostos CC, Bronx, NY.

" Book Presentation: Fragmentos de la memoria: Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (19875-1980). New York: Editorial Campana, 2007. Place of presentation: International Book Fair del Palacio de Minería (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). " México City, Mexico.: March 3 & 4, 2007.

" Book Presentation: Aquí me tocó escribir. Antología de escritores/as latin@s en Nueva York. " February 22, 2007.: Calíope Bookstore, New York..

" Presenter: “Looking for Space: A Conversation with Latin@ Lesbians and Gays”. Coordinated by Dr. Sonia Rivera Valdés. " November 30, 2006.: Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY.

" Reading and Conversation with Students on Fragments of Memory. Recollections of Imprisonment. Department of Modern Languages and Readings in Modern Spanish American Literature, Hunter College. " November 20th, 2006.: Hunter College, NY.

" Co-organizer and Presenter: “Realidad e idealización de la memoria en la literatura latina: testimonio, narrativa y poesía. Coordinated by Sonia Rivera Valdés and Margarita Drago. " October 26, 2006.: Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY.

" Poetry and Narrative Reading: Fly by Night Press. " October 9, 2006.: Cornelia Street Café, NY.

" Book Presentation: Aquí me tocó escribir. Antología de escritores/as latin@s en Nueva York. Paquita Suárez-Coalla, ed. Oviedo, Spain: Trabe, 2006. (79-99). " July 6, 2006.: Editorial Trabe, Oviedo, Spain..

" Guest Speaker at Acentos Latinos Magazine Presentation. " May 17, 2006.: BMCC, NY.

" Book Presentation. Un saco roto lleno de sueños. Historias de mujeres inmigrantes dominicanas y latinoamericanas. Eds. Rivera-Valdés, Sonia, Margarita Drago, Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks and Paquita Suárez Coalla. " May, 2006.: Hostos CC, Bronx, NY.

" Reading and Conversation with Students. Women’s History Month Celebration. " April, 2006.: BMCC, NY.

" Presenter and Organizer. Panel discusión: “Aquí me tocó crear: La compleja relación entre circunstancia de vida y creación en el mundo de hoy. Resistencia vs. asimilación”.LART IV International Congress: Aquí me tocó crear: Globalización y dislocación sociocultural: Su impacto y la imagen que estamos creando en la literatura, el teatro, el cine y la televisión en español producida en los Estados Unidos, en el Caribe y España. " November 22-26, 2005.: Dominican Republic.

" Presenter and organizer. Mesa redonda: “Testimonio y memoria: Su importancia como instrumento de afirmación de quiénes somos”. LART IV International Congress. " November 22-26, 2005.: Dominican Republic.

" Presenter. “La compleja relación entre circunstancia de vida y creación en el mundo de hoy: Asimilación vs. Resistencia”.The 7th International Conference of Spanish Caribbean/Latina Writers. " November 15, 2005: Hostos CC, Bronx, NY.

" Presenter. Keynote Address:“Desde la celda: los conventos coloniales y las escritoras”. 7th International Conference of Spanish Caribbean/Latina Writers. " November 16, 2005.: Hostos CC, Bronx, NY.

" Presenter and Organizer. Panel moderator: Globalización, dislocación y resistencia en las imágenes creadas en la literatura latina de hoy. LART IV International Congress. " November 15, 2005.: Dominican Republic, November 22-26, 2005.

" Presenter and Organizer. “La compleja relación entre circunstancia de vida y creación en la literatura latina actual”.Latino Artists Round Table One Day Conference: Aquí me tocó crear Globalización y dislocación sociocultural: Su impacto en la imagen que estamos creando en la literatura, el teatro, el cine y la televisión en español producida en los Estados Unidos, en el Caribe y España. " November 5, 2005.: ”. York College, NY.

" Reading and Conversation with Students on my book in progress Fragments of Memory, organized by the Department of Romance Languages and Readings in Modern Spanish American Literature at Hunter College. " April 18, 2005.: Hunter College, NY.

" Reading and Conversation with students on Fragments of Memory. Recollections of imprisonment. " April 11, 2005.: Borough of Manhattan Community College..

" Presenter. Pensantes. Cultura e historia dominicanas vistas por sus mujeres. " May 28, 2004.: Barnes & Noble at Chelsea, NY.

" Presenter and Co-organizer of Encounter Among Cultures: A Celebration of International Visual and Performing Arts " May 6, 2004.: Queensborough Community College.

" Moderator of two panels on poetry and narrative: Multiculturalism and Literature in Women Writers from the Spanish Caribbean.Sixth International Conference of Women Writers from the Spanish Caribbean. " April28-29, 2004.: Hostos Community College.

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Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

BMCC Apreciation Award: 2006.

Hostos Community College Certification of Commendation: 2006.

Student Travel and Research Fund, Graduate School/CUNY.: 1997.

University Fellowship, Graduate School/CUNY.: 1996-1997.

The Women of Excellence Award CUNY: 1987.

Minnieticktin Award - City College: 1987.

BS ED (Bilingual/Spanish) Summa cum laude: 1987.

Summa cum laude, City College: 1987.

Dean’s List, City College: 1986-87.

Hostos Community Advisory Council Scholarship.: 1986.

The Modern Languages Award - Hostos CC: 1986.

The Early Childhood Award - Hostos CC: 1986.

The Rosario Bermeo Award - Hostos CC: 1986.

The Chancellor’s Honor Roll, City University: 1986.

AA (Early Childhood Education), Class Valedictorian: 1986.

Belle Zeller Scholarship: 1985.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC-CUNY Research Award, We Can Tell Our Own Stories: The Civil War in El Salvador (1980-1992) (A book of Testimonies in Spanish). 2011-2012: $5778.

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Fragments of Memory. Recollections of Imprisonment (A memoir. English version). 2005-2006: .

PSC-CUNY Research Award, Fragmentos de la memoria. Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria. (A memoir in Spanish). 2003-2004: $3168.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Modern Language Association (member): 2007-present.

International Reading Association (member): 2002-present.

Instituto Cervantes (member): 2000-present.

Asociación de Licenciados y Doctores Españoles en los Estados Unidos: 1999-present.

Latino Artists Round Table (Board of Directors; Vice-president): 1999-2005; 2005-present.

Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society (member): 1987-present.

Golden Key National Honor Society (member): 1987-present.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

A Story Telling Afternoon for Children: Cuentame un cuento/Tell Me a Story (Organized by Prof. M. Drago and students of Spa 230 class): York College, May 19, 2011.

Collaborative Program between P.S. 95 Q and York College Bilingual Education Program: 2002 to 2006.

A Storytelling Afternoon for Children (Organized by Prof. Drago and Students of Spa 230 class): York College -2001, 2007, 2009.

Reading children’s books at Centro Educativo Bolivariano: 5/10/ 2003.

Centro Educativo Bolivariano: Meeting with the Executive Director to discuss plan of activities and participation of Bilingual Education students in the program: 2000-2004.

Establishing and developing college linkage with public school principals and bilingual coordinators: 1999 to 2005.

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Drago, Margarita
Associate Professor
Foreign Languages