Laura Demaria received her undergraduate degree at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, and her PhD at Washington University, in St. Louis. Her research explores the complex ways in which the nineteenth-century is re-inscribed in contemporary Southern Cone literature and concentrates primarily on Argentina. By reading contemporary texts in dialogue with those written in the nineteenth-century, she critically explores the construction of archives and spatial configurations. Her work intertwines different disciplinary discourses (literature, history, politics, philosophy, and critical theory) to examine the complex ways in which cultural practices are articulated and how spaces are produced. She has published articles on 19th, 20th and 21st century Latin American literatures in refereed journals. She is also the author of Buenos Aires y las provincias: relatos para desarmar (Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2014), Argentina-s: Ricardo Piglia dialoga con la generación del 37 en la discontinuidad (Editorial Corregidor, 1999), and Cruces de Carlota (Alción, 2008), a collection of short stories. Her current work St. Louis Blues, an essay on displacement and migration, is forthcoming. Her most recently published book by Editorial Beatriz Viterbo in Argentina is tittled Buenos Aires y las provincias: relatos para desarmar (2014) .
"En un gesto innovador, Demaría cuestiona y sutilmente deshace el binarismo “centro y periferia” o “Buenos Aires y las provincias” para mapear un espacio donde el fluir comunicacional y cultural es recíproco entre muchos puntos distintos". Gwen Kirkpatric.