Danae C. Diéguez – Director

Danae C. Diéguez

Bachelor in Pedagogy in Spanish Language and Literature, and Master in Didactic of the Spanish Language and Literature, both by the Pedagogical University Enrique José Varona, in Havana, Cuba, where she also worked for twenty years. She taught Literary Appreciation and Gender Theory for the Cinema at the Superior Institute of Arts, in Havana, a subject that became her main line of research as well as gender violence.

She coursed the workshop XVIII International Summer Course in Gender Studies: One Hundred Years of Transforming Identities, offered by The Interdisciplinary Program of Women Studies (PIEM) at the Center of Sociological Studies in the Mexican College (COLMEX) in 2008. Her scholar papers and research about gender issues has been published in magazines and books in Cuba, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and France. She has been a lecturer at Hampshire College, Dickinson College and Connecticut University as well as European and Hispanic universities and has participated in several academic congresses at the United States, Brazil, France, Colombia, Chile and Cuba.

Between 2006 and 2012 she worked as part of the organizing committee of the Cuban Young Filmmakers Festival and was main coordinator of the section of Gender Violence for the Poor Cinema Festival Humberto Solás. She worked as Cuban representative (adviser, lecturer and coordinator) for the United Nations campaign for non-violence. Currently she works as part of the Board of Directors of Funcionarte Corp.