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Current Students

Joan Aguirre

Main interests: 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, Universidad de Chile; MA, Lexicography, Association of Spanish Language Academies. Main interests: sociolinguistics, lexicography, glottopolitics, language ideologies, queer studies, foreign language education, translation. Gabriel 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.


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.


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.


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.


José Chávarry

BA, History & Spanish, Manhattan College. Main interests: Cultural practices of the 1960s and 1970s, revolutions and nationalisms, Latin American cultural and intellectual history. José is a recipient of the 2016 Social Science Research Council’s Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship.


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).


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).


Isabel Domínguez Seoane

BA, French Languages and Literatures and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain); MA, Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Main interests: contemporary Peninsular fiterature and film, literature in exile, “Yugoslavian” literature and Spanish novel from the XX and XXI centuries.


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.


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.


Pablo García Gámez

Interests: theater, mostly Hispanic Theater in New York City, its history and the relationship between Latin American and Hispanic theaters and queer theater in Spanish.


Pablo García Martínez

Main interests: 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, 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.


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.


Rosa Herrera-Rodríguez

Main interests: feminine literature in southern Peru (colonial period and nineteenth century).


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.


Kristina Jacobs

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


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.


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.


Cristina Morales Segura

Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); MA in Corporate Law; Diploma, Humanities, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (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). Main interests: literature of the Baroque and the Colonial period.


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.


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.


Mariana Romo-Carmona

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 for 12 years; and classics, anglophone and Latin American literature adjunct at Queens College, CUNY, for 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, 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.


Alberto Valdivia Baselli

BA, Hispanic Philology, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain); MA, History of Philosophy and Contemporary Thought, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain). Main interests: Peruvian culture, political violence, socio-political topics, gender and sexuality in literature. He is a Peruvian poet, writer and essayist and specialist in Peruvian culture.


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.