Lacey Schauwecker

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Biographical Sketch

Lacey is particularly interested in aesthetics and politics as they intersect throughout Latin America and the U.S.  She has developed major research projects on street dance movements, community-based cinema, and multimedia practices of testimony.  Her dissertation, "Scream Circuits: Visualizing War across the Central American Diaspora," focuses on screaming as a recurrent aesthetic and alternative practice of witnessing within literature, film, photography and performance art about the Central American diaspora.  It addresses topics including civil war, transnational migration, narcotrafficking, and femicide.

Lacey holds graduate certificates in Visual Studies and Gender Studies, and also has a master's degree in Critical Theory.  At USC, she has taught beginning and intermediate Spanish, as well as general education courses on Latin American literature and theories of reason/unreason.


  • BA Santa Clara University, 06/2008
  • MA University of Sussex, 09/2009

Honors and Awards

  • USC Graduate School Endowed Fellowship, 2015-2016   
  • USC Graduate School Research Enhancement Fellowship, 2014-2015