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.
Gabriel Alvarado Pávez
BA & MA, Hispanic Linguistics, University of Chile; MA, Lexicography, Association of Spanish Language Academies. Main interests: sociolinguistics, lexicography, glotopolitics, language ideologies, queer studies, foreign language education, translation. He has worked as a lexicographer for the Chilean Academy of Language, and collaborated in several Spanish language dictionaries. He taught Spanish at Cairo's Cervantes Institute. He is currently a recipient of Chile’s CONICYT scholarship.
BA, Linguistics, National University of Colombia; MA, Philosophy, National University of Colombia. Main interests: sociolinguistics, Spanish in the Caribbean countries, rhetoric and philosophy of language, publishing studies.
Gabriel Arce Riocabo
BA, Spanish Literature, Amherst College; Master of Journalism, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid-El Pais. Main interests: Cinema and TV studies, Latin-Americn documentary film, Cuban literature, literature of the Cuban diaspora. Gabriel has taught Film and Spanish at South Brooklyn Community High School. He is currently a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Lehman College
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.
Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos
BA, Hispanic Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez; MA, Communications-Journalism, UPR- Rio Piedras. Main interests: contemporary Caribbean literature, Dominican popular music, migration, media and cultural studies. He has published in the main newspapers of Puerto Rico and leads the initiative Proyecto Educativo y Cultural Unidad Insular (PECUI). Wilfredo received the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Award granted by the UPR-Mayagüez (2013)
María del Rocío Carranza Brito
Licenciatura, Hispanic Linguistics and Literature, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico); MA, Hispanic Linguistics, UNAM (Mexico). Main interests: sociolinguistics, Spanish in contact, dialectology, academic writing. She has taught in Mexico (BUAP, UDLAP, UPAEP, ESAD), and has received a CONACYT graduate studies scholarship, and an UNAM thesis research scholarship. She has authored several high school textbooks.
Natalia Castro Picón
Licenciatura, Hispanic Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); MA, Publishing, UCM-Santillana. Main interests: contemporary Peninsular literature, literature and social movements, queer and gender studies, contemporary Hispanic Studies.
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.
She is interested in linguistic ideologies and discourse analysis.
Elena Chávez Goycochea
Licenciatura, Latin American and Hispanic Literatures, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru). Main interests: gender studies, women writing, Contemporary Latin American and Brazilian poetry and narrative, Amazonian Literatures. She has taught at the PUCP, and is the author of Encuentros del tipo vanguardista: Magda Portal y Jorge Pimentel. Una perspectiva de género (tesis de licenciatura, 2014).
BA, Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru); Diploma, Gender Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Peru). Main interests: sociolinguistics, gender studies, queer studies, language, gender and sexuality studies. Ernesto Cuba is the author of "Si no me nombras, no existo. Guía para el uso del lenguaje inclusivo” (2013).
Licenciatura, Journalism, Univeridad Carlos III (Spain); MA, Humanities, Universidad Carlos III (Spain); MA, Book Publishing, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain); MFA, Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University. Main interests: XXI century Spanish literature and publishing industry. She has taught Humanities at Pedro Duque High School (Spain) and Creative Writing in Talleres Fuentetaja (Spain) and the Starlight Children’s Foundation (New York).
Licenciatura, Spanish Literatures and Languages, Universidad del Salvador (Argentina); MA, Hispanic Literatures and Languages, Stockholms Universitet (Sweden). Main interests: Latin American slum literature; contemporary Argentinean literature; translation. He has worked mapping Franco and Anglo-Caribbean literatures in Stockholm. Publications: Tú y yo y las primeras lluvias (2015). He was awarded an Erasmus scholarship at Universidade do Porto.
Andrea Lorena Fernandez
Siglo de Oro, Colonial Latin America, mysticism, naughty clerics, rogues and pirates, epic poetry, optics, cartography and visual arts.
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.
Víctor García Ramírez
BA, Philosophy, Universidad Central de Venezuela; MA, Philosophy and Humanities, UCV. Main interests: Critical theory, aesthetics, Latin American contemporary literature, 19th century Venezuelan and Colombian essay and novel. He has taught at the UCV, and is the author of the essay collection Todos cantando, todos tomando (2013), which received the Premio del Concurso para Autores Inéditos, Monte Ávila, 2011.
Twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American novel and short story, Latin American Jewish literature, Identity, Nationalism, and Psychoanalysis.
Salvador Gómez Barranco
Licenciatura, Journalism, University of Seville (Spain); MFA, Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University; Master, European Literature and Languages Teaching, University of Huelva (Spain). Main interests: contemporary Peninsular literature and film, autobiographical writing, self-representation, autofiction, non-fiction. Salvador has taught in China (China Three Gorges University). The recipient of a Varsavsky Award and a Talentia Scholarship (Andalusian Government), and is author of Ensayos del dolor propio ("Essays on self-pain") (Díaz Grey, New York, 2012).
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 Occidente, Luvina (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
Literature and culture from the Southern Cone, second half of the 20th century, post-dictatorship narratives and representations.
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.
Novela latinoamericana contemporánea; Violencia; Novelas de Archivo; Novela colombiana del Siglo XX.
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.
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.
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.
Spanish and Latin American cinema, trauma, memory, dictatorship, transitional justice, violence, torture and the prison, resistance, rape and revenge, gender.
BA, Spanish and Latin American Literature, Hunter College, CUNY. Main Interests: Neo-baroque, Latin American Boom, Renaissance and Medieval literature. Huber is an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College, CUNY and a college assistant for the department of History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He was the recipient of The Maria Olivia Memorial Prize and The Academia Literaria Award, Hunter College, CUNY.
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.
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.
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.
Roberto Martínez Bachrich
BA, Literature, Universidad Central de Venezuela; MA, Literary Studies, UCV; MA, Creative Writing, Scuola Holden (Italy). Main interests: Colonial studies, Latin American literature, Venezuelan poetry and essay. He has taught at the UCV, and is the author of three short story collections (Desencuentros, 1998; Vulgar, 2000; Las guerras íntimas, 2011) and a biographical essay: Tiempo hendido: Un acercamiento a la vida y obra de Antonia Palacios (2012), which was awarded the X Fundación para la Cultura Urbana Annual Literary Award.
Cristina Morales Segura
Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Master in Corporate Law; Diploma in Humanities, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Santiago, Chile). She has worked as an attorney in Spain and the United Kingdom. She has published legal articles, and translated and edited the Ditié de Jeanne d’ Arc (2014). Areas of interest: literature of the Baroque and the Colonial period.
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.
Nancy Johana Ortega A.
BA, Linguistics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; MA, Spanish, The City College of New York, CUNY. Areas of interest: Spanish in the US, language ideologies, language and identity, language revitalization, contemporary Latin American literature.
Cristina Elena Pardo
BA, Hispanic Philology, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain); MA, Latin American Literature, Complutense University of Madrid. Main interests: poetry, women writing, gender, queer and body studies; visual culture, image studies and photography. Cristina has earned an Academic Excellence Fellowship from Complutense University of Madrid (2015-2016).
María Laura Pavón
BA, Hispanic Philology, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain); MA, Literary Theory, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). Main interests: contemporary Mexican narratives, Orality, Border Studies, Film Studies, Literary Theory, contemporary Latin American Chronicles.
Lorena Paz López
BA, Spanish Languages and Literatures, University of Santiago de Compostela; MA, Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, University of Santiago de Compostela. Main interests: World Literature; Translation Studies; Contemporary Peninsular Literature; Transatlantic Studies.
BA, Journalism & MA, English, University of Havana; MA, Latin American Studies, UNAM. Main interests: Latin American Cinema, Cuban and Caribbean Literature. He has taught at the Cuban Higher Institute of Arts (ISA), edited the magazine Cine Cubano (2014), and contributed to the books Anatomía de una isla (2015), Coordenadas del cine cubano 3 (2014), and 21xXXI: Los debutantes (2012).
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.
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.
Luis Bernardo Quesada Nieto
BA, Sociology, Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico); MA, Language Sciences, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico). Main interests: language ideologies, interactional sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, pragmatics, gender studies. Luis Bernardo has taught linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, and is an adjunct lecturer of Spanish at City College, CUNY.
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.
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).
BA, Literature, University of Connecticut; MA, Spanish and Latin American Literature, City College of New York, CUNY. Mariana was faculty at MFA in Writing at Goddard College (12 years); and classics, anglophone and Latin American literature adjunct at Queens College, CUNY (11 years). She is the author of Living at Night, and other books. Main interests: Southern Cone, the 1930s, queer theory, translation.
Lily M. Ryan
BA, Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures, NYU. Main Interests: Latin American studies, Spanish and Latin American cinema, Documentary film studies.
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.
Ana Sánchez Acevedo
Licenciatura, Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain); MA, Performing Arts, Universidad de Sevilla; MS, Library, Archive and Information Sciences, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain); PhD, History, Literature and Power, Universidad de Sevilla. Main interests: theatrical theory; Latin American and European contemporary theatre and performing arts practices; relational aesthetics; the economics of theatre; food studies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.