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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.

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.

Jorge Alvis

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) 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.

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. 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 (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).

Ernesto Cuba

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).

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).

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.

Andrea Lorena Fernández

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

Fabiola Fernández

BA, Literature, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela); MA Spanish Language and Hispanic American Literature, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil). Main interest: 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

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.

Charlotte Gartenberg

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).

Ulises Gonzales

BA, Multilingual Journalism, CUNY; Licenciatura, Ciencias de la Comunicación, Universidad de Lima; MA, English, CUNY. 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).

Luis Henao

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.

Rosa Herrera-Rodríguez

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

Licenciatura, Hispanic Literature, PUCP (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 (PUCP) and the United States (NYU and CUNY). In 2016, he published El fuego de las multitudes, his second short story collection.

Kristina Jacobs

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Justo Planas

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.

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.

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 (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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.