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Araceli Tinajero
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: 212-650-6731
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Rutgers University
Research Interests: Tinajero’s research focuses on Transpacific Studies, Orientalism, Caribbean Studies, and LGBT+ writers.

Araceli Tinajero was born and raised in Mexico City. Before joining CUNY, she taught Japanese at the University of Wales in Great Britain and Spanish at Middlebury and Yale. Her research focuses on Transpacific Studies, Orientalism, Caribbean Studies,  and LGBT+ writers.

Tinajero is the co-founder of the Mexican Studies Group at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies (Graduate Center) and the founder of the Mexican Collection / Colección Mexicana at the CCNY Libraries.


A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan. Trans. Veronica Karpoich. Palgrave, 2021.

Historia cultural de los hispanohablantes en Japón. Escribana, 2019.
Kokoro: A Mexican Woman in Japan. Trans. Daniel Shapiro. (Escribana, 2017).
SPANISH: Kokoro, una mexicana en Japón. (Verbum 2012).
Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts: New Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Social Change.  (Paradigm Press, 2014). Co-editor, with Mauricio Font.
Orientalisms of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian World. (Escribana, 2014). Editor.
Exilio y cosmopolitismo en el arte y la literatura hispánica. (Verbum, 2013). Editor.
Technology and Culture in Twentieth Century Mexico.  (University of Alabama Press, 2013). Co-Editor, with J. Brian Freeman.
Cultura y letras cubanas en el siglo XXI.  (Iberoamericana, 2010). Editor.
El lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader, (University  of Texas Press, 2010). SPANISH: El lector de tabaquería. (Verbum, 2007). Honorable Mention – Premio Casa de las Américas (Cuba)
Orientalismo en el modernismo hispanoamericano (Purdue University Press, 2004).