Ligia Batista ‘14

MA Theatre, University of Colorado Boulder / Clinical Research Coordinator, Neurosurgery, University of Colorado Boulder

Ligia’s Question: What is normal?

Keystone Title: Maps to Nowhere

Abstract: Maps to Nowhere is a piece of literature and a mixture of theory and practice, academic and creative writing, English and non-English language, arts and sciences. Batista examines concepts of normality and difference with a focus in sociocultural and medical constructs of normal. The written work, inspired by Sylvia Plath’s confessional poetry and semi-autobiographical work, can be seen as a collage of different stories, subjects, and trains of thought in the form of a diary of the literary persona Batista created.

What Concentration Courses did you take?

Abnormal Psychology (Social Sciences)
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Life Sciences)
Drugs and Behavior (Life Sciences)
Principles of Drama Therapy (Arts & Humanities)
Theatre and Society (Arts & Humanities)
Sleep and the Brain (Life Sciences)
Comparative Politics (Social Sciences)
Chemistry (Life Sciences)
Models of PTSD (Social Sciences)

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