- Professor, Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures
- Cuban and Argentine literatures and cultures
- Archive and Archiving
- Critical theory and cultural studies
- Captivity narratives from the Southern Cone
- Latin literature and culture
- Ph.D. in Spanish, Yale University
- M.Phil. in Spanish, Yale University
- M.A. in Spanish, Yale University
- A.B. in English, Columbia College, Columbia University
Carlos Riobó is Immediate Past Executive Officer of the LAILaC Ph.D. program (2019 and 2020). Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures at The Graduate Center and at The City College of New York, he was Distinguished Scholar in CUNY’s Advanced Research Collaborative in 2021. He is also Professor of Comparative Literature at CCNY, the former Chair of his Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures (2012-2019), and the current Chair of the Humanities and Arts Divisional Council (CLAS). Professor Riobó is the Director of CCNY’s Kaye Scholarship and the Director of its Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa. He is an Editorial Board member of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.
Dr. Riobó was the recipient of the CCNY President's Award for Outstanding Faculty Service in the Division of Humanities and Arts in 2014. His research interests include nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first-century Cuban and Argentine literature and cultures. He has appeared on U.S. and international radio and television programs. Professor Riobó has done field research in Havana at the Cuban National Library and Archive, as well as in Argentina, Dominican Republic, France, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the UK. He has published articles on Manuel Puig, Severo Sarduy, Sigüenza y Góngora, nineteenth-century Argentine literature, Ezra Pound, and Italian and Spanish Medieval Literature, in major refereed journals. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript on the counter archive. He has taught at Yale University, SUNY Binghamton, Bard College, and Columbia University. In 2017, he was chosen as recipient of an Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program and invited to teach at Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy.
In 2019, he won Best Presentation Award for his talk at the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in Paris, France. His selected publications include the books La Evolución del español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez. Peter Lang. Forthcoming, 2023; Talking Books with Mario Vargas Llosa, co-edited with Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (University of Nebraska Press, 2020); La Sintaxis del Español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez. Peter Lang., 2020; La Estructura del Español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez. Peter Lang., 2019; Caught between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art (University of Nebraska Press, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies series, 2019); Sub-versions of the Archive: Manuel Puig's and Severo Sarduy's Alternative Identities (Bucknell University Press, 2011); Cuban Intersection of Literary and Urban Spaces (SUNY Press, 2011); Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization, with Mauricio Font (Paradigm Press, 2013); and, among his many peer-reviewed article are, "Raiding the Anales of the Empire: Sarduy's Subversions of the Latin American Boom," Hispanic Review. 81.3 (2013): 331-352, for which he won in 2014 the Latin American Studies Association's (LASA) Sylvia Molloy Award for the best peer-reviewed humanities article published in 2013 and "Sarduy's Colibrí and the Search for Discursive Foundations in the Regional Novel" Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 41.2 (2017): 54-68. He was awarded participation in CCNY’s Rifkind Seminar for 2019-2020, on the Archive.