Julio Cesar Paredes

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:

  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. Digital Age
  3. Believe in Change
  4. Pursue Passions
  5. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  6. Learn Every Day
  7. Short Stories by Jorge Luis Borges
    and Julio Cortázar
  8. TMC and Criterion Collection Apps
  9. Seafood
  10. Dulce de Leche
  11. Pygmalion (My Beloved Chihuahua)

My Journey

Photo Courtesy: Alex Vros/EDLP
Photo Courtesy: Alex Vros/EDLP

1. Creativity and Innovation

2. Digital Age

3. Believe in Change

4. Pursue Passions

5. Learn Every Day

6. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

7. Short Stories by Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar

8. TMC and Criterion Collection Apps

9. Seafood

10. Dulce de Leche

11. Pygmalion (My Beloved Chihuahua)

Julio César Paredes has a B.A. in Journalism from the Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta, Maracaibo, Venezuela, a M.A. in Spanish Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) from St. John’s University, New York. During his study abroad program in Argentina, he conducted research on Jorge Luis Borges and Rufino Blanco-Fombona. Before coming to MSU, Julio César taught at Queensborough Community College, St. John’s University, and at the No Child Left Behind Act program in New York.

He has worked as Latin American and Lifestyle editor for El Diario/La Prensa, the oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the United States. As part of his journalism career, he received the National Association of Hispanic Publications José Martí Publishing Award. He is co-author of Cuentos Locos (2006), and an active member of Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, the Modern Languages Association, and the Latin American Studies Association.

He is currently a Doctoral candidate in Hispanic and Cultural Studies at Michigan State University and a teaching assistant of Spanish in the Romance and Classical Studies department. He is recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Contributor Award for his work as president of the RCS department’s Graduate Student Association. He served as College Advisory Council-Graduate Representative in the College of Arts and Letters during the 2015-2016 academic year, and also served as facilitator in the annual Michigan World Language Association (MIWLA) conference (2014) in the Lansing Civic Center in Lansing, Michigan. In the summer 2016, he was awarded with the Special College Research Abroad Moneys (SCRAM), and the CLACS Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad and Research.