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Beatriz Acrich Cohen


Mi área de investigación es la narrativa del Siglo de Oro. Me interesa el desarrollo del género, cómo Cervantes perfeccionó la "novella" italiana  para  la creación de las Novelas Ejemplares y otros relatos cortos incluidos en el Quijote. El desarrollo de la novela corta y la evolución del género en los escritores posteriores a Cervantes. Su influencia en un escritor de origen italiano, José Camerino quien participó activamente en los círculos literarios de Madrid donde publicó una colección de novelas cortas, Novelas Amorosas. Otro aspecto sobre el que estoy trabajando son las huellas gongorinas en la narrativa del XVII a través de la prosificación o parodia de pasajes líricos.


Joan Aguirre


Repressive Regimes and Resistance as depicted in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Cinema; 20-21st Century Crime Fiction in Cono Sur; Fiction as Reconstruction of History in Latin American Narratives.


Oxana Alvarez


The connections between Reinaldo Arenas, Guillermo Rosales, Carlos Victoria and visual artists from the same generation such as Ana Mendieta, Elso Padilla and Jose Bedia, which allowed them to create an island based on a different approach, and a new position on the art scene.


Wilson Anaya


Mis areas de interés siempre han sido la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XIX y la del Boom latinoamericano. Sin embargo, ahora que estoy preparando mi tesis, el Modernismo hispanoamericano y la historia de la emancipacion suramericana, en especial, la influencia que ha tenido Simón Bolívar en la literatura de los autores modernistas de nuestro continente, son temas que acaparan mi interés en en estos momentos.


Andrea Babsky


Latin American contemporary literature, semiotics, poetry, and mythology.



Alberto Valdivia Baselli


(Lima, 1977) He is a Peruvian poet, writer, essayist and specialist in Peruvian culture.He studied Hispanic Philology at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Spain and a Masters Degree on History of Philosophy and Contemporary Thought at the same Spanish University. Valdivia Baselli's research has focused on the literary response to various aspects of Peruvian culture. Including political violence, socio-political topics, gender and sexuality in literature and ontology and hermeneutics inside aesthetic paradigm.


Alina Bengochea


Lacan's - Foucault'- Deleuze's post-structuralist theory; Middles Ages- Poetry- XX and XXI Century Novel; Schizoanalysis and desiring production.


Nathan Bogardus


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Elon University; Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University at Albany, SUNY; Master of Arts from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Contemporary Mexican and Caribbean Literatures.  Political change and rhetoric, Rancière's conception of the Event, almost all things Žižek.  Masculinities, violence and dehumanization.  Indigenism, Orientalism and the Extraterrestrial as Other.  The body, paranoia and intuition.


Patricio E. Bueno


Literatura Iberoamericana del Siglo XX: vanguardia y postvanguardia, narrativa regionalista (novelas de la tierra, de la Revolución Mexicana, indigenismo, etc), el "Boom" y la "nueva narrativa" incluyendo el neoindigenismo. También me interesa el cine latinoamericano y su relación con la literatura.


Susana Castillo-Rodriguez


Ph.D in Anthropology (UCM-Spain) and M.Phil (CUNY), is Lecturer of Languages, Literatures and Culture at the University of New Hampshire. Susana Castillo-Rodriguez was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in 2012. She is presently working on colonial and missionary linguistics in Equatorial Guinea. Her work focuses on the politics of language and ideologies. Her publications on discourse analysis, autobiographies and immigration and health include Mis años en la escuela soviética. El discurso autobiográfico de los niños españoles en la Urss (Madrid: La Catarata, 2009); “Latinidades” In Language and Identity in the Chicano/Latino Discourse. Ed. by Monica Cantero (Muenchen: Lincom GmbH, 2006). She has coordinated the Spanish translation of Languages Ideologies. Ed. by Schieffelin, Kroskrity and Woolard (Ideologías lingüísticas: práctica y teoría. La Catarata –Unesco Etxea, 2012). Her forthcoming chapter, “Language and the Hispanization of Equatorial Guinea,” will be published in A Political History of Spanish edited by José del Valle for Cambridge University Press.


José Chávarry


En la época colonial andina, actuación y resistencia indígena/ criolla, así como las transformaciones  sincréticas religiosas. El desarrollo intelectual en las colonias, a través de la literatura y las imprentas, y la forma en que esto fomenta los movimientos de resistencia e independencia.
También, los  efectos de la Guerra Fría y el neoliberalismo en la literatura latinoamericana, específicamente en Sudamérica. Dentro de esto, los problemáticos y contradictorios movimientos revolucionarios que surgen en contra de los gobiernos dictatoriales.


Carolina Chaves-O’Flynn


She is interested in linguistic ideologies and discourse analysis.
 


Walfrido Dorta


20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature; Caribbean Literature; Latin American Cinema; Intellectual History; Critical Theory; Literary Theory; Literary History; Contemporary Political Theory.


Andrea Lorena Fernandez


Siglo de Oro, Colonial Latin America, mysticism, naughty clerics, rogues and pirates, epic poetry, optics, cartography and visual arts.


Jizelda Galvão


My areas of interest are Baroque and Neo-Baroque literatures, mythology, esoteric religions and Oriental philosophies.


Lorena García Barroso


Licenciada en Lingüística por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y en Periodismo y Antropología Social y Cultural por la Universidad de Sevilla. Tiene un máster en Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera por la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo y el Instituto Cervantes. También tiene el DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) del programa de Doctorado Canon Literario Occidental y Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras del Departamento de Filología Inglesa de la Universidad de Huelva. Actualmente, está haciendo el doctorado en el programa de PhD Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages en el Graduate Center de The City University of New York (CUNY). Sus principales líneas de investigación son: sociolingüística variacionista, antropología lingüística, enseñanza de español como lengua extranjera, ideologías lingüísticas, Columbia School, pragmática, análisis del discurso y adquisición de segundas lenguas.


Pablo García Gámez


My main area of interest is theater, mostly Hispanic Theater in New York City, its history and the relationship between Latin American and Hispanic theaters.  I am interested in drama, from a theoretical as well as from creative points of view.   I also research queer theater in Spanish.


Pablo García Martínez


Contemporary Galician Literature and Film, Contemporary Peninsular Literature and Film, Contemporary Galician and Peninsular History, Transatlantic Studies with special regard to Exile Studies, Intellectual exchanges and Circulation of Ideas, Intellectual History, Philosophy of History.


Charlotte Gartenberg

Twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American novel and short story, Latin American Jewish literature, Identity, Nationalism, and Psychoanalysis.


Ulises Gonzales

He published his first novel, País de hartos, in 2010. He has worked as a correspondant for La Opinión de A Coruña (Spain). His short stories have been published in the magazines Revista de OccidenteLuvina (Guadalajara University, México), Renacimiento (Sevilla), and The Barcelona Review. He writes the weekly blog Newyópolis for the magazine Frontera D (Spain) and for his own literary blog, The New York Street. He has received awards for his writing and his graphic stories. He has published literary critical essays in the magazine Hueso Húmero (Lima). He is in the process of publishing his collection of short stories Acerca de Alfas and the literary magazine Los bárbaros.


Ana Isabel Gonzalez Tamara


Variation and linguistic change in Spanish; Language ideologies; Acquisition of Spanish as second language; Spanish in contact; Bilingualism


Mariana Graciano


Literature and culture from the Southern Cone, second half of the 20th century, post-dictatorship narratives and representations.


Pablo Guerra


Signifying practices, linguistic ideologies, intellectual history, queer and postcolonial theory. I’m currently researching the construction of Canarian identity in metalinguistic and literature discourses in the Canarian intellectual field.


Luis Guzmán Valerio


He is specializing in Hispanic Linguistics. He works at the Graduate Center as a Research / Management Assistant for CUNY-NYSIEB (New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals), a project of the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS) and the Department of Urban Education. He is also employed at Hunter College as a Field Supervisor for New York City Teaching Fellows in Bilingual Education. His research interests include the Sociology of Language and Linguistic Landscapes. Luis holds an M.A. in Translation, a Certificate in Hispanic Studies, and a B.A. in Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus."


Luis Henao


Novela latinoamericana contemporánea; Violencia; Novelas de Archivo; Novela colombiana del Siglo XX.


Lorena Hernández Ramírez


Ideologías lingüísticas e historia política del español, con particular atención al español en Estados Unidos desde una perspectiva de la sociología del lenguaje.


Jacqueline Herranz Brooks


Latin American and Caribbean Literature 20th-21th Century. Literature produced in Spanish in the United States. Autofiction and/or fictionalization of memory. Construction of textual authorial identities, representation of eroticism and homoerotic desire.


Rosa Herrera-Rodriguez


Son muchos mis intereses en literatura peninsular e hispanoamericana, pero  tengo un interes particular en investigar la literatura femenina en el sur del Peru  durante la epoca colonial y  en el siglo XIX.


Eduardo Andrés Ho Fernández


Functional linguistics (Columbia School); historical grammar; language contact and language change; the relationship between linguistics and literature. 


Alexis Iparraguirre


He entered the program in 2013. He holds a BA in Hispanic Language and Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University (NYU). Before coming to CUNY, he taught courses in literature and culture at PUCP and Spanish as a second language at NYU. His main interests include the shaping of autonomy in Latin American Modern Literature and the interrelation of intellectual and literary fields in Peruvian Literature. He also writes fiction, and his book of short stories, El Inventario de las Naves, was awarded the prestigious Peruvian PUCP National Prize.
 


Adrian Izquierdo


Early Modern Life-Writing. XVII Century French-Spanish Relations.  Translation Theory and Practice in Early Modern Europe.


Kristina Jacobs


Spanish and Latin American cinema, trauma, memory, dictatorship, transitional justice, violence, torture and the prison, resistance, rape and revenge, gender.


Maria Lebedev


Modern Latin American Literature (emphasis on Mexico and Argentina); Cinema / Photography / Art; Exile; Psychoanalysis


Rafael Lemus


Twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American literature and culture; critical theory; the politics of aesthetics, and the relations between literary practices and contemporary art.


José Antonio Losada Montero


My research is focused in  the history of Philology as an academic discipline. A history which helps us to reflect on certain literary categories that "a nativitate" have been halted in our process of literary works and texts codification and thereby to understand a bit better concepts as that of "genre", "custom" or the so called "literary thing". Besides this, my interests include the Folklore in Spain, France and Germany during the late XIX century,  the role of the Spanish University during Franco´s dictatorship, politics, philosophy of mind and the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu.


Raúl Macías Cotano


Especialización en literatura medieval y renacimiento en castellano y catalán. Concentración en Picaresca española y europea. Multilingüe: castellano, catalán, francés, inglés, portugués e italiano. "Assistant Principal of Foreign Languages and ESL" en Forest Hills High School, donde también enseño español y latín. Me encanta viajar por todo el mundo y durante quince años fui guía turístico por Europa, sobre todo Escandinavia.


José L. Magro


Se crió en Alcorcón, Madrid, “de familia humilde pero honrada”. También conocido como El Meswy, MC del popular grupo de rap El Club de los Poetas Violentos (CPV), hizo su licenciatura en Psicología Social en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1995). Se mudó a NYC en 1999 para desarrollar su carrera como artista y, en el 2009, diseña y dirige un programa educativo que utiliza la producción de música Hip-Hop como herramienta para desarrollar el pensamiento crítico, la creatividad y otras áreas educativas para niños y jóvenes del KipsBay Boys & Girls Club del Bronx. En el 2010 empezó su maestría en educación (Español 7-12) en Queens College donde adquirió su licencia de profesor de español para el estado de Nueva York antes de comenzar sus estudios de doctorado en lingüística hispánica en el Graduate Center de CUNY. Jugador de water-polo, padre de dos niños bilingües y artista, está interesado en la sociolingüística, lingüística y Hip-Hop, el bilingüismo, la lingüística aplicada, lengua e identidad, ideología de la lengua, el español como lengua de herencia en los EEUU, y sobre todo, la justicia social y jugar parte activa en ella, “no olvidar de donde vengo y a los que se quedaron por el camino.”


Rubén Maillo-Pozo


Early Modern Spain: Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature. Humanism. Translation. Historiography. History of Ideas. Textual Criticism, and Paleography.


Sharina Maillo-Pozo


Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Litertature; Contemporary Dominican Narrative; Popular Music in Dominican Literature; Cinema of the Dominican Republic.


Evangelia-Lydia Manatou


Se licenció en Filología Hispánica por la Universidad Kapodistriaca de Atenas y se especializó en Lingüística Aplicada.  Está interesada en bilingüismo y multilingüismo, enseñanza del español como Lengua Extranjera, español en los Estados Unidos,  ideologías lingüísticas e historia política del español.


Maria S. Marambio Castro


Contemporary Latin American Literature, new Diasporas and how they challenge the concepts of identity, home and return, memory, exile, cartography, poetry. 


Vítor Meirinho


Procede da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, onde estudou Ciência Política (licenciatura e mestrado) e Filologia Portuguesa (licenciatura). Em breve concluirá a sua tese de doutoramento sobre as ideologias linguísticas manifestadas nas políticas de educação bilíngue (em espanhol e em inglês) que estão a ser implementados atualmente em Espanha. As suas matérias de interesse académico acham-se nas políticas e ideologias das línguas e na historiografia linguística.


Diana Menasche


Brazilian/Latin American Literatures and Visual Arts, mainly 19th & 20th centuries. 


Kathryn Mendez Johnson


Estudios de la mujer; la historia y cultura de la gente indígena de latinoamérica.


Abersio Núñez


Photography; Cuisine; Singing; Painting; Modernism


Aleksin Ortega


Aleksín se encuentra  en la etapa  investigación y redacción de su tesis doctoral.  Su trabajo se centra en Literatura colonial peruana de los siglos XVI al XVII.  Su tesis será una edición anotada, acompañada de un estudio introductorio crítico de La Historia de los incas, escrita por Pedro Sarmiento  de Gamboa.  Sus otras áreas de interés son la utilización de la tecnología en la pedagogía de la lengua y literatura, y la didáctica del español a estudiantes nativos o de herencia hispana.  Sus recientes publicaciones son dos textos de gramática publicados conjuntamente con dos colegas de The City College of New York. 
 


Rebeca Pineda Burgos


She has a B.A. in Literature and a M.A. in Venezuelan Literature at Universidad Central de Venezuela. She is member of the Instituto de Investigaciones Literarias in Caracas, and she is interested in Venezuelan Literature and Culture, Literature and Ideology, Barrio Culture, and Subaltern Studies. 
 



Michael K. Predmore


Cervantes, Theater, and the Golden Age in Spain and Latin America


Jennifer Prince


Jen´s research pursuits include 20th and 21st century Peninsular literature and gender studies.  She particularly is interested in female novelists and literature across all genres regarding women’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War, including the writings of American women who witnessed, volunteered in, and reported on the war.  Besides her studies in the HLBLL program, Jen has also finished her coursework for the Women’s Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center.
 


Eric Quiñones


Título de tesis: La obra poética de José de Jesús Domínguez
Area de interés: Poesía y prosa del modernismo.  Otras áreas de estudio incluyen el periodismo, la arquitectura y la pintura decimonónicas puertorriqueñas.


Lena Retamoso


My areas of interest are 20th Century Latin American and Spanish poetry. I am also interested in the connection between literature and other arts, including visual arts, film and music.


Astrid Roldan


Latin American Colonial Literature and Culture.  Focus on the analysis of chronicles, essays and the historiography of La Nueva Granada during  XV-XVII centuries.



Michael Rolland


He is a Level I student in the Hispanic Linguistics sub-specialty. Broadly, he plans to research Spanish in contact with other languages (English, Italian, Catalan, Galician) in the United States and Europe. He is especially interested in the role of language and multilingualism in the areas of culture, identity, and politics. Before coming to the Graduate Center, Michael completed an M.A. in Mediterranean Studies at Middlebury College (2011) and a B.A. in Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2008). He spent a year each at the Universities of Bologna and Florence (Italy), as part of his B.A. and M.A. (respectively), and lived and taught English for two years in Valladolid (Spain).
 



Magdalena Sagardía


Construction and representations of the national subject and the national self and works dealing with the rhetoric of travel contacts and its consequences. Specifically travel contacts of North Americans in the geographical and discursive context of the Caribbean from the late 1940’s to early 1980’s: anthropologists, filmmakers and photographers of the Farm Security Administration and Fortune Magazine and National Geographic Magazine. In this context, also focal interest in Atlantic connections and, Films, Documentaries and National Cinemas from the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. 


Mélida Sánchez


My areas of interest are 19th Latin American literature, especially the literature written by women; and editing Hispanic texts.


Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra


Mi área de investigación es la representación de la masculinidad en la literatura y el cine de creadoras mujeres en la España contemporánea desde los Estudios de las Mujeres, la Teoría, y la Ciencia Política. Mi gran pasión son las artes visuales. Me encanta enseñar español e introducir estos contenidos en el aula.


Laura V. Sández


Su proyecto de investigación doctoral se centra en el análisis historiográfico y la performance de las emociones en obras de la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XX.


Rebecca Salois


Contemporary Latin American Theatre, especially Cuban Theatre of the 20th Century. The political impact and influence of theatre in Latin America.



Isabel Domínguez Seoane


She has a BA in French Languages and Literatures and in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). She also has an MA in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the same institution. Main interests: Contemporary Peninsular Literature and Film, Literature in Exile, “Yugoslavian” Literature and Spanish Novel from the XX and XXI centuries.



 

Sandra Stern


Puerto Rican and Twentieth Century Caribbean Literature, Latino Literature in the United States, the Latin American Short Story and Travel Writing, novelas moriscas and María de Zayas y Sotomayor.


Juan Nicolás Tineo


Poesía contemporanea. Literatura Hispana y Dominicana en USA.


Lorena Uribe Bracho


Spanish Golden Age poetry; medieval and early modern poetry (in both English and Spanish) and its relationship to music of the same period, the sonnet tradition and the history of melancholy and lovesickness.


Inés Vañó García

She graduated in English Studies from the University of Alicante (Spain). She received a Fulbright Spanish Teaching Assistantship at Agnes Scott College (GA) deciding to continue her studies in the States with a M.A. in Linguistics from Boston College. Her Spanish language teaching experience includes Spain (Council for International Educational Exchange) and the States (University at Buffalo (SUNY), Boston University, Boston College). As a graduate Ph.D. student specialized in sociolinguistics, her interests are language ideologies, Spanish in contact and the political history of the Spanish language.
 


Diego Vargas


Was born in Colombia and came to the U.S. when he was sixteen years old. He has a B.A. and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and TESOL Certification from Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is a doctoral candidate in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Languages (linguistics track). Diego is currently working as a research assistant with the CUNY-NYSIEB project which focuses on improving the education of emergent bilingual students in New York State. His research interests include sociolinguistics, bilingualism and second language acquisition.


Christina Vázquez Mauricio


1940s-1960s Spain, in particular: historical memory, memory theater, social theater, censored works, student and unionized theater groups; Galician-New York City metro area cultural exchanges in poetry/prose, presence of Galician writers in the New York City metro area, and the presence of writers from this area in Galicia.


Héctor Velarde


Los estudios doctorales de Héctor Velarde están enfocados en dos períodos literarios: la literatura colonial y la literatura hispanoamericana del Siglo XX. De la Colonia, especialmente la obra del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega y otros cronistas de la conquista, y como estas obras  fundacionales  han tenido una gran influencia en la sensibilidad e ideología de autores como Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez y Mario Vargas Llosa, sólo por nombrar algunos de los más renombrados.


Erja Vettenranta


20th & 21st Century Latin American and Peninsular Literature; Technology and Literature; Transatlantic Studies; Contemporary Cultural Studies; Post or Transnational Literature; Media, Cinema and Popular Culture. 
Dissertation topic: Technoculture and 21st Century Hispanic Literature


Almudena Vidorreta Torres


Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hispanic Philology (Zaragoza, Spain, 2004-2009) and Master in Hispanic Studies: Language and Literature (Zaragoza, Spain, 2009-2010). Main interests: Spanish Early Modern Poetry, Spanish Contemporary Literature, Aragonese Poetry, Transatlantic Studies and Gender Studies.


Kenneth Yanes Schafer


Nació en Nueva York de padres guatemaltecos. Se licenció en literatura francesa y estudios medievales y ganó certificado en lingüística románica en 2006 de Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). En 2011, obtuvo su maestría en educación internacional de SIT Graduate Institute (Brattleboro, VT).  Ingresó en el Graduate Center en 2012.  Sus intereses incluyen ideologías y políticas lingüísticas, el español en contacto con lenguas amerindias (esp. en contexto maya), lengua e identidad, y el español como lengua de herencia en los EEUU.  Actualmente es director asociado de study abroad en City College of New York.  También enseña cursos de relaciones internacionales en City College of New York y de educación internacional en SIT.