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José Acosta-Seda

BA, Comparative Literature, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez. Main interests: Puerto Rican Literature, René Marqués, Caribbean Cinema and Literature, Postcolonial Studies. Research experience: Los universos de René Marqués.


Jorge Alvis

BA, Linguistics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; MA, Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Main interests: sociolinguistics, Spanish in the Caribbean countries, rhetoric and philosophy of language, publishing studies.


Andrea Ariza García

Licenciatura, French Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); MA, Linguistics, Aarhus University (Denmark). Main interests: critical sociolinguistics, language ideologies, historical sociolinguistics, feminism, language and gender, language and capitalism, queer and gender studies.


Gabriel Arce Riocabo

BA, Spanish Literature, Amherst College; Master of Journalism, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-El País (Spain). Main interests: Cinema and TV studies, Latin-American documentary film, Cuban literature, literature of the Cuban diaspora.


Carolina Arrunátegui

BA, Linguistics, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Perú); MA, Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica (Perú); MA, Cultural Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica (Perú). Main interests: glotopolitics, mass media, discourse and affects. She has taught Linguistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.


Tania Avilés Vergara

BA, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Universidad de Chile; MA, Hispanic Linguistics, Universidad de Chile. Main interests: historical sociolinguistics, language ideologies, linguistic historiography, philology. Tania was a researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities (Universidad de Chile) and a recipient of a MAEC-AECID Fellowship (Spain).


Pedro Cabello del Moral

Licenciatura, Audiovisual Communication, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Licenciatura, Art History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; MA, Spanish Cinema Studies, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; MA, Cinema Studies, NYU. Main interests: contemporary peninsular cinema and TV. Pedro has taught Cinema and TV broadcasting in Spain (Escuela CES).


María del Rocío Carranza Brito

Licenciatura, Hispanic Linguistics and Literature, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico); MA, Hispanic Linguistics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 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, Universidad Complutense de Madrid-Santillana (Spain). Main interests: contemporary Peninsular literature, literature and social movements, queer and gender studies, contemporary Hispanic Studies.


Elena Chávez Goycochea

Licenciatura, Latin American and Hispanic Literatures, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Main interests: gender studies, women writing, Contemporary Latin American and Brazilian poetry and narrative, Amazonian Literatures. She has taught at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and is the author of Encuentros del tipo vanguardista: Magda Portal y Jorge Pimentel. Una perspectiva de género (tesis de licenciatura, 2014).


César Coca Vargas

Licenciatura, Literature, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru). MA, Political Analysis, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Main interests: Latin American narratives, Intellectuals in the 1960s, Cultural and Politics links through Literature. He is a member of the editorial board of the literature journal Entre caníbales.


Ricardo M. Coloma

B.Arch.+ M.Arch. (Arquitecto Superior), Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain); MA in Spanish/Latin-American Literature, Universidad de Barcelona (Spain). Main interests: Latinx Studies, Cultural wars, Politics of Space, Latinx Literature. He worked as RA at the urban research group Terreform One.


Sara Cordón

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).


Ernesto Cuba

BA, Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Diploma, Gender Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 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).


Rocío del Águila Gracey

Licenciatura, Hispanic Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; MA, Hispanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago; Graduate Concentration, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago. Main interests: contemporary Latin American literature, women writing, and intersectional and queer feminism.


Roberto Elvira

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.


Luis Enrique Escamilla Frías

BA, Art History, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (Mexico); MA, Modern Languages, Universidad Iberoamericana (México). Main interests: Mexican literature; capitalist violence and neoliberalism; Gender studies, feminisms and masculinities. His work is published in Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, USA.


Armando Escobar Gómez

BA, Latin American Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); MA, Comparative Literature, UNAM. Main interests: power, history and literature, contemporary Brazilian and Mexican literature and cinema. He has taught at Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UNAM).


Carlos Espinal

MA, Spanish, Hunter College. Area of interests: Nineteenth-century Latin American literature and nation building; Tradición as a literary genre; the evolution of newspapers and magazines with a new reading public; prose in Modernismo.


Fabiola Fernández

Literature, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela); MA Spanish Language and Hispanic American Literature, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil). Main interests: Critical Theory, Latin American and Brazilian Contemporary Literature, Poetry and Biographical and Autobiographical Writings. She is the author of the essay collection Poéticas del vaivén (2016), which received the Premio del Concurso para Autores Inéditos, Monte Ávila, 2015.


Víctor García Ramírez

BA, Philosophy, Universidad Central de Venezuela; MA, Philosophy and Humanities, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Main interests: Critical theory, aesthetics, Latin American contemporary literature, 19th century Venezuelan and Colombian essay and novel. He has taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, 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.


Salvador Gómez Barranco

Licenciatura, Journalism, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain); MFA, Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University; MA, European Literature and Languages Teaching, Universidad de 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). He is a recipient of a Varsavsky Award and a Talentia Scholarship (Andalusian Government), and is author of Ensayos del dolor propio (Díaz Grey, New York, 2012).


Ulises Gonzales

BA, Multilingual Journalism, CUNY; Licenciatura, Ciencias de la Comunicación, Universidad de Lima (Perú); MA, English, CUNY. Main interests: Literary journalism in Latin America, 20th and 21st Century Latin American fiction and film. He is a lecturer at Lehman College, CUNY, and former faculty member of Universidad de Lima. Publications: País de hartos, 2010;Los Bárbaros;2014─current (periodical).


Anthony J. Harb

BA, Spanish, Carleton College. Main interests: sociolinguistics, language ideologies, critical language pedagogy, heritage language education. Anthony is a Posse Scholar, a Mellon Mays Fellow and the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Grant in Madrid, Spain.


Lidia Hernández Tapia

Licenciatura, Journalism, University of Havana (Cuba); MA, Journalism, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Main interests: contemporary Cuban photography, music and literature; the politics of artistic self-representation, race, media and Performance studies.


Jacqueline Herranz Brooks

Main interests: Latin American and CaribbeanlLiterature 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.


Eduardo Andrés Ho Fernández

Main interest: functional linguistics (Columbia School), historical grammar, language contact and language change, the relationship between linguistics and literature.


Alexis Iparraguirre

Licenciatura, Hispanic Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; MFA, Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University. Main interests: Critical Theory, Contemporary Latin American Literature, 20th Century Peruvian Studies. He has taught in Perú and the United States. In 2016 he published El fuego de las multitudes, his second short story collection.


Huber Jaramillo

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.


Laura Liendo

Licenciatura, Literature, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru); MA, Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Notre Dame. Main interests: nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, women writers, gender, cultural studies.


Mayte López Sánchez

Licenciatura, Latin American Literature, Universidad Iberoamericana; MA, Literature, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; MFA, Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University. Main interests: contemporary literature and film, literature in exile, postmemory, transgenerational memory across continents. Publications: De la Catrina y la flaca (Sudaquia 2016).


Evangelia-Lydia Manatou

Licenciatura, Hispanic Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). Main interests: applied linguistics, bilingual and multilingual education, Spanish as a foreign language, Spanish in the United States, linguistic ideologies, political history of Spanish language.


Denise Márquez

BA, Literature, Universidad Central de Venezuela; MFA, Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University. Main interests: Translation Studies, Latin American literature, Venezuelan poetry.


Roberto Martínez Bachrich

BA, Literature, Universidad Central de Venezuela; MA, Literary Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela; MA, Creative Writing, Scuola Holden (Italy). Main interests: Colonial studies, Latin American literature, Venezuelan poetry and essay. He has taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, 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.


Oriana Mejías

Licenciatura, French and Italian Languages and Cultures, Universidad Central de Venezuela. She has taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and was the recipient of a graduate scholarship from the Universidad de Chile. Main interests: contemporary Venezuelan literature, film and photography, migration and exile.


Eduardo Mora

BA, English, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile); MA, Spanish, University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Main interests: contemporary Chilean literature and film, Latin American literature, neoliberalism and social movements, critical and Marxist theory. Eduardo has taught Spanish at UNCW.


Miriam Navas-Hernández

BA, Modern Languages with Linguistics track, Universidad de Deusto (Spain); MA, Modern Languages and Literatures with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Main interests: contemporary Peninsular literature and film, gender studies and feminist activism. She has taught Spanish basic courses as well as Spanish literature and culture courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Cristina Elena Pardo

BA, Hispanic Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); MA, Latin American Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Main interests: poetry, women writing, gender, queer and body studies; visual culture, image studies and photography. Cristina has earned an Academic Excellence Fellowship from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2015-2016).


María Laura Pavón

BA, Hispanic Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); MA, Literary Theory, Universidad Complutense de 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, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain); MA, Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Main interests: World Literature, Translation Studies, contemporary Peninsular Literature, Transatlantic Studies.


Rebeca Pineda Burgos

BA, Literature, Universidad Central de Venezuela; MA, Venezuelan Literature, Universidad Central de Venezuela. Main interests: Venezuelan literature and culture, literature and ideology, barrio culture, subaltern studies. She is a member of the Instituto de Investigaciones Literarias in Caracas.


Justo Planas

BA, Journalism, Universidad de La Habana (Cuba); MA, English, Universidad de La Habana (Cuba); MA, Latin American Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 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).


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.


Carmín Quijano

BA, Hispanic Studies, Universidad de Puerto Rico; MA, Lexicography, Real Academia Española; MA, Communications, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. Main interests: sociolinguistics, language ideologies, discourse analysis. Carmín was a researcher at Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española. She was recipient of MAEC-AECID and Fundación Carolina fellowships.


Rosalía Reyes Simon

BA, Journalism, UANL, (Mexico); MA, Humanities, UDEM, (Mexico); MA, Spanish, The City College of New York. Main interests: Contemporary Mexican literature and literature from the Latin American diaspora in New York. She teaches at CUNY. Co-author of the book Latinos in New York: Communities in Transition (2017).


Silvia Rivera Alfaro

BA Spanish Philology, University of Costa Rica; MA Linguistics, University of Costa Rica. Main interests: sociolinguistics, language and gender, language policies and planning, language ideologies. Silvia has taught at the University of Costa Rica.


Michael Rolland

BA, Italian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; MA, Mediterranean Studies, Middlebury College. Main interests: sociolinguistics, language ideologies, new speakers of minoritized languages, heritage language education. Michael has taught English in Spain and Spanish at Brooklyn College, and is a research assistant at the Center for Integrated Language Communities.


Lily M. Ryan

BA, Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures, New York University. Main Interests: Latin American studies, Spanish and Latin American cinema, documentary film studies.


Magdalena Sagardía

Main interests: 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, 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 (Spain); MS, Library, Archive and Information Sciences, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain); PhD, History, Literature and Power, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). Main interests: theatrical theory, Latin American and European contemporary theatre and performing arts practices, relational aesthetics, the economics of theatre, food studies.


Antonio Tudela

BA, Law, Universitat de València (Spain); MA, Law, Universitat de València. Main interests: sociolinguistics, glotopolitics, political criticism, etnography, Spanish transition to democracy.


Daniel Valtueña

Art History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Main interests: theatre and performance, queer culture, contemporary Spain. Daniel has taught in the United States (Wesleyan University, CT). He is a curator and a theatre director.


Inés Vañó García

Licenciatura, English Studies, Universidad de 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). Main interest: sociolinguistics, language ideologies, Spanish in contact, political history of the Spanish language.


Fátima Vélez

BA, Literature, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia); MFA, Creative Writing, New York University. Main interests: sexual dissidence, non-normative families, cultural production in contemporary Latin America. She has taught in Rutgers University. She has published two books of poetry: Casa Paterna and Del Porno y las Babosas.


Almudena Vidorreta Torres

BA, Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain); MA, Hispanic Studies: Language and Literature, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). Main interests: Spanish early modern poetry, Spanish contemporary literature, Aragonese poetry, Transatlantic Studies and Gender Studies.


Pablo Yankelevich

BA, Business Administration, Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina); MFA, Creative Writing in Spanish, New York University. Areas of interest: contemporary Latin American literature and culture, philosophy and literature, literary theory. Pablo has taught Spanish at New York University.