Deborah Oliveros

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Deborah Oliveros

Instructor of Spanish


Columbian College of Arts & Sciences 801 22nd Street, NW, 524 Washington DC 20052

Prof. Deborah Oliveros is a Venezuelan-American bilingual researcher and analyst focused on racial justice, intersectional feminism, representation, and technology's social impact. She has over 8 years of experience working in language acquisition programs for federal agencies such as DEA, DoS, DoC, and NASA, including several international NGOs in the DC area. She graduated in 2019 with an M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University. Her research focuses on media representation of women and other minorities and its impact on civic engagement. During her graduate studies, she researched Latin American diasporas to understand how women in these communities use information and communication technologies in mediated representation spaces to redefine hybridity and cultural identities. The final essay, “Beyond the Homeland: Diasporas Re-imagine Cultural Identity & Gender Roles”, was published in the Spring 2019 issue of Gnovis, Georgetown University’s academic journal. Prior to CCT, Prof. Oliveros got her B.A. in Mass Communications in her home country, Venezuela, where she also attended film school. During that time, she assisted in the production of ads for presidential campaigns and Amnesty International's initiative "Basta de Balas", which aimed to end street violence. She was also an editorial intern at one of the largest opposition-oriented newspapers in Venezuela, El Nacional. Continuing her interests in civic engagement, she interned in the Latin American Division at Voice of America in Washington DC. She speaks fluent Spanish and English, with a basic understanding of French and Italian, after attending bilingual schools during her early childhood and teenage years.