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When I was asked to talk about research, and about my own research, I thought it was important to recognize that much of my work I owe, first, to Research and Professional Development Grants that I have been fortunate to receive at Gettysburg, and also to the people, resources, and institutions that opened their doors to me during the time that I’ve spent doing research in Puerto Rico, including at the University of Puerto Rico and at the National Archives of Theater and Film. Today I would like to speak briefly not only about doing research in Puerto Rico, but about the challenges that scholars on the island and on the mainland face as they try to keep up their much-needed work in the six months after hurricane María, and also about the creative ways in which scholars of Puerto Rico are subverting traditional publishing practices in the aftermath of a combination of natural, economic, and geopolitical crises. (excerpt)


This is the text of Professor Rangalova's remarks at Musselman Library's 2017 College Authors Reception held on March 23, 2018.