George Yúdice received his B.A. (Chemistry) from Hunter College, CUNY; his M.A. (Spanish) from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; and his Ph.D. (Romance Languages) from Princeton University (1977). His teaching includes critical theory, literary and cultural studies; his courses range from contemporary aesthetics and politics to urban imaginaries, to film recreations of literary works, Mapping Miami, and cultural policy in Latin America. He also teaches in the Program in Latin American Studies and he is director of the Miami Observatory on Communication and Creative Industries (www.miamiobservatory.org), which tracks work in music, theater, audiovisual, culture-based urban revitalization, cultural networks throughout the Americas, and community-based projects in South Florida. Yúdice has several individual and collaborative research projects under way: •Aesthetics Out of Bounds examines a range of projects that claim to have aesthetic value even as they work in other than artistic and literary spheres: the media, urban revitalization, social movements, etc. •Cultural Networking in Central America follows the organizational efforts of myriad cultural actors (from artists, musicians and writers to indigenous craftspersons and cultural tourism initiatives) to create a regional market and distributional system as a means to surpass the obstacles of the small and poor economies of the region. •Mapping Miami tracks cultural initiatives in South Florida and in particular in neighborhoods (Hialeah, Overtown, Doral, Kendall, etc.) not usually identified with art and culture (as is the case in South Beach, Wynwood and the Design District) •Circuits of Opportunity in Latino America maps initiatives that involve Latin American and U.S. Latino cultural producers His research and publications are mainly in the area of Latin American Cultural Studies, and in particular Cultural Policy Studies.
Apontamentos sobre alguns dos novos negócios de música, Nas bordas e fora do mainstream musical. Novas tendencias da musica independente no início do seculo XXI (2011)
Activist Intellectuals in a Wired World, Rethinking Intellectuals in Latin America (2010)
Derechos culturales, Cultura Y Transformación Social (2010)
Implementing Cultural Rights and Diversity Requires Newsworthiness, Citizen Intereest, and Political Will, Cultural Rights and Diversity (2010)
Translation, with an introduction, of Imagined Globalization (with Néstor García Canclini) (2012)
Néstor García Canclini: Consumers and citizens: globalization and multicultural conflicts, a review, International Journal of Cultural Policy (2010)
Imagineering: Globalization in the Developing World, Review of Andeas Huyssen, Other Cities, Other Worlds, Urban Imaginaries in a Globalizing Age (2009)
A Conversation with George Yúdice About His Miami Cultural Observatory, His Books, and Translation.