Dr. Jorge Majfud
 
Associate Professor of Spanish.
M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia, USA 
Architect, Universidad de la República del Uruguay.
Council Building, office 176. Tel 904-256-7929​
E-mail: jmajfud@ju.edu 
Last courses taught: Hispanic Thought, Latin American Literature, Film, Fiction, Essays, and Political Writings.​



ACADEMIC RÉSUMÉ

(not include non academic articles published in newspapers; for an expanded list, visit majfud.org/articulos )


EDUCATION

May 2008: Ph.D., Romance Languages, Hispanic Studies. University of Georgia. 

2005: Master of Art, Latin American Literature. University of Georgia.

1996: Architect. Professional Degree in Architecture, Universidad de la República del Uruguay. 

1987: Liceo Elbio Fernandez, Montevideo, Uruguay.

1986: Liceo 1, Tacuarembo, Uruguay.

1982: Liceo 2, Tacuarembó, Uruguay.

1975: Escuela 127, Tacuarembo, Uruguay.


PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

May 2014 to present: Associate Professor at Jacksonville University. Division of Humanities, Jacksonville, Florida.

August 2010 to May 2014: Assistant Professor at Jacksonville University. Division of Humanities, Jacksonville, Florida.

August 2008 to June 2010: Assistant Professor. Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

August 2003-2008: Teaching Assistant. Department of Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

April 1999-January 2003: Teacher of Design and Technology. Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay. Centro de Educación de Ciclo Básico, Uruguay.

April 2000-January 2003: Teacher of: Design, Construction, Informatics, Technology for Architects, and Arts. Polytechnic School of Uruguay. U.T.U. (Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay). 

2003. Associate Architect at Ibiza, Spain. 

March 2002-January 2003: Teacher of Mathematics. Liceo 1 (High School).

2001: Invited professor of Architectural and Urban Planning at Universidad Hispanoamericana of Costa Rica. 

1997: Educational and Industrial Development Planning for Cabo Delgado. (UFUNDA-European Community). Designer and planner of a new Educational Infrastructure for underdeveloped regions in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

1997. Estaleiro Naval de Pemba, Mozambique. 

1996-2001 Independent Architect (Uruguay and Argentina)



Some academic awards

Faculty Award in Excellence in Scholarship & Professional Activities. Jacksonville University, 2013.

Emerging Scholars Prize candidate. One of two scholars selected by the University of Georgia for the Emerging Scholars Prize of the University of Michigan 2009. 

Dissertation Completion Award 2007-2008. Athens, University of Georgia.

Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award, for significant graduate student scholarship. Excellence in humanities & letters. Athens, The University of Georgia, 2006.

Dean’s Award. Athens, University of Georgia, USA, 2006.​


SOME INVITED LECTURES (conferencias)

France, 2013. March 4. “The Literature of Immigration”. School of Languages and Human Sciences. Literature Postgraduate Program. Université d’Orléans, France.

France, 2013. March 5. “A theory about pre-Hispanic myths in Latin America”. Salle du Conseil at the Université d’Orléans, France.

Mexico, 2012. May 7. “Freedom and Democracy.” Research Forum at the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Monterrey, Mexico. 

Mexico, 2012. May 9. “Literature and Society in the Digital Era”. Research Forum at the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Science and Education School. Monterrey, Mexico.

USA, 2011. February 11. “The Technology of Barbarism”. Lecture Series, presented by Remembering for the Future Community Holocaust Initiative. Jacksonville University. 

USA, 2010. April. “Interrupted Enlightenment. A Discussion on the Reform of Hispanism”. Invited by Hofstra University, Axinn Library, New York.

Mexico, 2005. October 9. X International Writers Summit. “El via crucis de la democracia. Historia de la desobediencia”. (Invited by the Office of Culture of the Government of Nuevo León, Mexico).

Mexico, 2005. October 7. Work reading: “La reina de América” and “Crítica de la pasión pura”. Philosophy School. UANL, University of Nuevo Leon. Other invited lecturers: Fabbianne Bradu, and Eduardo Subirats (Invited by the Office of Culture of the Government of Nuevo León, Mexico).

Spain, 2003. January 18: Presentation of La Reina de América at “Casa de América”, Madrid, Spain.

Spain, 2003. January 16: “Diálogos en vivo” with Spanish writer Fernando Delgado. Invited by the Government of Canary Islands. 

Spain, 2003. January 15. “The art of fiction” at Salón Noble del Cabildo of Tenerife (Spain). Invited by the Government of Canary Islands.

Uruguay, 2002. August 15. “Diálogo de culturas”, Invited by Rotary International, Uruguay.



Academic involvement

Included in some academic syllabi:

France. Université D’Orleans. School of Languages and Human Sciences. Postgraduate program 2009-2013: “Lettres, Langues et Affaires Internationales”(Humanities, Languages and International Affairs). Study of the novel La reina de América by Jorge Majfud, among many others.

Argentina: Universidad Nacional de La Plata. School of Fine Arts. Course 2010 to 2013. Licenciatura y Profesorado en Artes Plásticas, Licenciatura y Profesorado en Historia de las Artes Visuales. 5th week. Analysis of Academic Writings. On Majfud “La rebelión de los lectores. La clave de nuestro siglo” (“The Revolt of the Readers. The Key to Our Century”)

Argentina: Universidad Nacional de La Plata. School of Fine Arts. Course 2011. Licenciatura y Profesorado en Artes Plásticas, Licenciatura y Profesorado en Historia de las Artes Visuales. 8th week. Analysis of Academic Writings.

United States. Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, California. “Recursos sobre destrezas cognitivas. Taxonomía revisada de Bloom: La dimensión del proceso cognitivo” (The cognitive process on Jorge Majfud’s ideas on religion). 

Colombia. Universidad de los Andes. International program, 2010. School of Management.

Course: “Strategic leadership”. 16 hours seminar on Jorge Majfud’s “La inteligencia colectiva” (“The Collective Intelligence”).

United States. American University. Department of Language and Foreign Studies. SPAN-356 and SPAN 656, “Democracy / Conflict in Latin America.”


In master thesis, doctoral dissertations, & papers.

United States. Florida International University. ENC-3371, “Rhetorical Theory and Practice”. Paper “Social Autism or Evolution?” on “Autismo Social: un fenómeno de nuestro tiempo” (La República, Majfud, 2012). April 20, 2013.

United States. “Intellectual Capital: A Human Resources Perspective.” Charles P. Leo, Ph.D., Practitioner Faculty at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Pepperdine University. 2013.

Spain. Laurine Duneau, Université D’Orleans. “La violencia moral en La reina de América de Jorge Majfud”, Madrid: Biblioteca Cervantes, 2012.

Colombia.  Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. In MA Thesis, 2010: “La literatura como expresión lúdica del hombre”, by María Alejandra Cuerpo Vela. 

Spain. Universidad de Salamanca. In Doctoral Dissertation, 2010. “La respuesta penal frente al género” Concepción Gorjón Barranco. 

Switzerland, St. Gallen. The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth. “Intellectual Capital in Waiting” by Tanja Cesen. Paper Prepared for the 31st General Conference of The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, August 2010.

And others.


In recent books 

Green Cultural Criminology: Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide. Avi Brisman, Nigel South. Publisher: Taylor & Francis, 2014.

Leading From the Emerging Future. From Ego-System To Eco-System Economies. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013). (Otto Scharmer is the bestselling author of Theory U.)

Georgia Southern University, March 2012. “Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures.” Lecture by Dr. Joseph Goldstein on “Humanist Voice in an Often Inhumane World: The Essay Writing of Jorge Majfud”.

Ginny Wilmerding (Director in Brunswick’s Hong Kong office) “Consumer Culture”. Brunswick Review. Issue 6, London: Summer 2012, p. 32.

Indigenous writings from the convent: negotiating ethnic autonomy in colonial Mexico, by Monica Díaz. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2010. 

And others.


BOOKS:

Memorias de un desaparecido (novel, 1996)

Crítica de la pasión pura (non fiction, 1998)

La reina de América (novel, 2001)

El tiempo que me tocó vivir (essays, 2004)

La narración de lo invisible (non fiction, 2006)

Perdona nuestros pecados (short stories, 2007)

La ciudad de la Luna (novel, 2009) 

Crisis (novel, 2012)

Cyborgs (non fiction, 2012)

El eterno retorno de Quetzalcoátl (non fiction, 2012)

Cuentos, audiobook, 2014.

Cine político latinoamericano (non fiction, 2014)

Herrmenéutica (non fiction, 2014)

El pasado siempre vuelve (short stories, 2014)



RESEARCH ARTICLES IN BOOKS

“Hispanic Literature in the 21st Century.” An analytical introduction to El cielo es un orgasmo y otros relatos pecaminosos, a short story anthology. San Antonio, USA: Pukiyari Editores, 2014 (in progress).

“El sereno equilibrio de un crítico radical”. An analytical introduction to Ilusionistas by Noam Chomsky. Madrid: Irreverentes Ed, 2012.

“La sociedad desobediente”. Diccionario de pensamiento alternativo. Edited by Hugo E. Biagini and Arturo Andrés Roig. Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblos, 2008. 

“El naufragio del factor humano”. Analytical introduction to Agustín Díaz Pacheco’s book Línea de naufragio. Tenerife, Spain: Editorial Baile del Sol, 2007.

“Roque Dalton: ética y estética de la liberación revolucionaria”. Analytical introduction for Roque Dalton’s book Los testimonios. Tenerife, Spain: Editorial Baile del Sol, 2007. 

“América Latina y el violento camino hacia la liberación humanista” in América Latina hacia su segunda independencia.  Edited by Hugo E. Biagini and Arturo Andrés Roig. Buenos Aires: Editorial Aguilar, Altea, Taurus and Alfaguara, 2007.



SOME RESEARCH ARTICLES IN REVIEWS

“Un análisis ideoléxico”. SAAP Review (Argentine Society of Political Analysis. ISSN 1666-7883) Vol. 7, N 1, May 2013, pp. 193-196

“La rebelión de los lectores, la clave de nuestro siglo” Cuadernillo de Trabajos Prácticos. La Plata, Argentina: University of La Plata, Argentina. School of Fine Arts & School of Education, 2011.  Ps. 97-102.

“Para uma hermenêutica da história latino-americana”. Página Aberta. Cepal/Federação das Indústrias do Estado de Alagoas (FIEA) e Braskem. January, 2010. N. 1. Alagoas, Brazil.

“Sarduy, el arte de la paradoja”. Hispamerica. The University of Maryland. 38, no. 114, (2009): 101-110.

“Eduardo Subirats. Las poéticas colonizadas de América Latina”. Chasqui. Arizona State University. [In press. Editor: David Foster]

“Pi i Margall y la voluntad de síntesis del krausismo”. Pegaso. The University of Oklahoma, Fall 2009. pp. 24-53.

“Mestizaje cosmológico y Progreso de la historia en el Inca Garcilaso de la Vega”. 

“Ortega y Gasset: Crisis y restauración de la Modernidad”

Seville, Spain: Universidad de Sevilla, Araucaria magazine. October 2006, Year 8, N. 16. pp. 55-75. 

“Bosquejo de la construcción de América Latina. La disputa dialéctica entre Domingo F. Sarmiento y Juan B. Alberti”

Sevilla, Spain: Universidad de Sevilla, Araucaria magazine. June 2005, N. 13. pp. 186-198. 

“La progresiva pérdida de la memoria colectiva” (film analysis)

San Juan, Puerto Rico: Claridad, magazine of the La Nación Portorriqueña, newspaper. October 11, 2007. pp. 159-165.

Monterrey, México: Cultura, of Milenio newspaper. September 9, 2007. p. 49.


SOME BOOK REVIEWS

Presente. Language book review requested by Cengage Learning, OH. July 2013. 

Chomsky, Noam. El incómodo susurro de la conciencia occidental, The Huffington Post, October 2012.

Isabel Allende. Literatura femenina y literatura feminista, Milenio México, 2012.

Subirats, Eduardo. Las poéticas colonizadas de América Latina. Chasqui Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. (2010, in press, David Wiliam Foster, Arizona State University); Araucaria Revista de Literatura Iberoamericana (2010, University of Seville, Spain). INTI. Revista de literature hispánica. N. 71-72. (2012. University of Connecticut,)

Galeano, Eduardo. Espejos. Revista de crítica literaria Latinoamericana. Latinoamericana Editores y Dartmouth College, 67, 2008: pp. 369-370. On Mirrors, Stories of Almost Everyone, translated by Mark Fried, Nation Books. New York, USA. Political Affairs magazine, April 11, 2009. As “The Open Eyes of Latin America.” New York, United States: Monthly Review, MRZ-Monthly Review Foundation. April 11, 2009.

West, Cornel. Hope on a Tightrope. “Cornel West: la audacia de la crítica”. Madrid, Spain. Casa de America review. December 9, 2008; La Habana, Cuba. La Ventana. Casa de las Americas’ review. May 15, 2009.

Benetti, Giovanna, Mariarita Casellato, Gemma Messori. Más que palabras. Barcelona: Difusion ,  2004 (Book Review requested by Ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.)

Seville, Spain: Hacia una mundialización humanista o La conciencia ética de nuestro tiempo. On Hacia una mundialización humanista. Paris,  Editions UNESCO, 2003. (Book review requested by UNESCO). Araucaria magazine. Seville University. N. 11. September 2004. 


BOOK TRANSLATIONS

Noam Chomsky. Ilusionistas. (Noam Chomsky. Lectures). Four lectures by Noam Chomsky (in collaboration with the author). Ediciones Irreverentes, Spain, 2012. 

“Libertad”, a chapter from latest Cornel West book Hope on a Tightrope. Panamá: Panamá América, cultural magazine. May 17, 2009. p. 14-15.

“Justicia social”, a chapter from latest Cornel West book Hope on a Tightrope. Monterrey, México: Cultura of Milenio newspaper. May 17, 2009. p. 49.



SOME ANTHOLOGY BOOKS AND IN COLLABORATION

De la indignación a la rabeldía (with Eduardo Galeano, Carlos Taibo,  Slavoj Zizek, and others). Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Irreverentes, 2013.

Ilusionistas (Noam Chomsky, 2012). Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Irreverentes, 2012. (Edition with N. Chomsky. Prologue, notes and translation into Spanish. The book does not exist in English yet).

Antología de Nueva York. “Manhattan Jazz”. Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Irreverentes, 2012.

Antología de ciencia ficción, 2099. “El ombligo del mundo, 2055”. Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Irreverentes,  2012. 

Ventanas (prologue) for  “The Ceramic Book” by Eduardo Galeano,

placed in the main entrance of some buildings like Castro Rendón Hospital, in Neuquén, Argentina. August, 2011.

placed in the main entrance of Shool of Philosophy and Letters, National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. September, 2012.

Microantología del Microrrelato III. “Los dos hombres”. Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Irreverentes,  2011.

El libro del voyeur. “Victoria” (short story) in. La Coruña: Ediciones del viento, 2010.

“Mi pais” in Microantología del Microrrelato II., Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Irreverentes,  2010.

Entre Orientales y Atlantes. Antología de relatos uruguayo-canaria. “Psychology”. Tenerife, Spain: Editorial Baile del Sol, 2010.

Las palabras pueden. United Nations Children’s Fund (New York: UNICEF-UN, 2007.

Los testimonios. “Roque Dalton: ética y estética de la liberación revolucionaria”. Analytic introduction to Roque Dalton’s book (Tenerife, Spain: Baile del Sol, 2008).

Línea de naufragio. “El naufragio del factor humano”. Analytic introduction to Agustín Díaz-Pacheco’s book (Tenerife, Spain: Baile del Sol, 2007).

Diccionario alternativo by Hugo E. Biagini and Arturo Andrés Roig. Aguilar, Altea, Taurus and Alfaguara (Buenos Aires, 2008).

America Latina hacia su segunda independencia de Hugo E. Biagini y Arturo Andrés Roig. Aguilar, Altea, Taurus and Alfaguara (Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 2007).



MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

Member of the Honorary Committee for the International Colloquium of Philosophy, October 2013. University of Lanus, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Ibero-American Practical Philosophy Association. 

Member of the International Jury for the Alternative and Latin American Thinking Center (CECIES). Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, United States.

Member of the International Scientific Committee of Araucaria Magazine. University of Seville, Spain. ​​