MemberJohn Marquez

I am a historian of Brazil, Latin America, and the Atlantic World, with research speciality in the colonial period. My interests include the histories of slavery, diaspora, law, empire, and race. More broadly, through teaching and research, I am interested in exploring Latin America through a “global” lens. I received my Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2019. My dissertation, “Freedom’s Edge: Enslaved People, Manumission, and the Law in the Eighteenth-Century South Atlantic World,” explored how enslaved people in Brazil and Portugal used the law to achieve their manumission, or legal freedom. My research has been funded by the Fulbright-Hays, the Conference on Latin American History, and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. During the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be a Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine.

MemberAndrés David Montenegro Rosero

…2009-2014. PhD Art History and Theory. School of Philosophy and Art History. University of Essex, UK.

2008-2009. MA History of Latin American Art and Architecture. Department of Art History and Theory. University of Essex, UK.

2008. Graduate Certificate Theories of Contemporary Art. Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.

2007-2008. Graduate Diploma History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

2002-2006. BA Art History (major) and Philosophy (minor). …

Assistant Professor of Art History. My areas of specialization are:

  • Contemporary Art
  • Art Theory
  • Art and Psychoanalysis
  • Art from Latin America
  • Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture
  • Art and Sports

MemberNorberto Barreto Velázquez

…American Foreign Relations, SHAFR
                   Historian of the Twentieth Century United States, HOTCUS
American Studies Association, ASA
International American Studies Association, IASA
Asociación Puertorriqueña de Historiadores
Latin American Studies Assocition, LASA…

I am a historian who focuses on US imperialism’s practices, institutions and discourses. I am also particularly interested in the promotion of the study and research of USA history in Latin America. I received my Ph.D. in USA history from SUNY-Stony Brook.

MemberEmilio Sauri

…th Northwestern University Press. 

Literature and the Global Contemporary. Edited with Sarah Brouillette and Mathias Nilges. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Literary Materialisms. Edited with Mathias Nilges. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Special Issues

The Latin American Issue. nonsite #13. Edited with Eugenio Di Stefano. Fall, 2014.

Articles and Book Chapters

“‘Dickens + MP3 ÷ Balzac + JPEG’ or, Art and the Value of Innovation in the Contemporary Mexican Novel.” Mexican Literature in Theory. Ed. …

I am Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My research focuses on literature and visual art from Latin America and the United States, and reads these in relation to the development of the global economy from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first. I am currently at work on a co-edited volume of essays titled Literature and the Global Contemporary (Palgrave, forthcoming), and a monograph on literature and the ends of autonomy in the Americas (Northwestern UP, forthcoming).

MemberMaria Lujan Figueredo

…Creation Sounds: Music, Gender and Performativity in Contemporary Latin American Literature. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-61229-951-8/CGP.

Her first book, Poesía y canto popular: Su convergencia en el siglo XX. Uruguay, 1960-1985 (Linardi y Risso, 2005), studies the socio-cultural process of poetry that is set to music at particular times in the history of Latin America. She has also studied music as a subtext in women’s p…

Dr. Figueredo is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University, where she teaches courses in Spanish and Spanish American literature. Her research focuses on the relationship of literature and music in Latin America, music as a subtext in women’s writing, and contemporary innovations in Spanish American literature. Professor Maria Figueredo was awarded the 2016 President’s University-wide Teaching Award.

MemberIsaías Albertin de Moraes

PhD student in Social Sciences with emphasis in State, Society and Public Policy – Unesp / Araraquara. Researcher at the Center for Extension and Research in Solidarity Economy, Creativity and Citizenship (NEPESC /Unesp – Araraquara). Master in Political Science with a focus on Globalization, Regional Integration and Comparative Politics – IUPERJ / UCAM (2014). Specialist in International Relations –  UnB. (2007). Has a degree in Economics (2014) and Foreign Trade (2010), both – Unisul, and in Social Communication – Mackenzie (2004). Qualification Course: Latin American Economy at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean – ECLAC (2017).

MemberLuis Restrepo

… Universitätsverlag, 2010. 91-104.

“Creole Politics of Memory.” In Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas. R. Bauer and J.A. Mazzotti,

eds. Univ. of North Carolina Press. Chapell Hill: 2009.  334-354.

“Colonial Thought” A Companion to Latin American Philosophy. Edited by Susana Nuccetelli, Ofelia

Schutte, and Otávio Bueno. New York: Blackwell, 2009. 36-52.

“El parque humano y la ciencia criolla ilustrada” in Poéticas de lo criollo. D. Solodkow y J. Vitulli.

Buenos Aires…

My main research field is Colonial Latin America, with interest in postcolonialism, literature and human rights, indigenous literatures of the Americas.  I currenly direct the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies Program (MA & PhD) at the University of Arkansas. I have served in the MLA Executive Committee of Colonial Latin American Literature, as Co-Chair of the Latin American Studies Colombia Section. I serve on the editorial board of  Confluencia  (U of Northern Colorado), Perifrasis (U de Los Andes, Bogota), Estudios de Literatura Colombiana (U de Antioquia, Medellin), and Co-herencia (U Eafit, Medellin).  I am a U.S. Fulbright Scholar recipient to Colombia. I have been visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Eafit, and Universidad de Buenos Aires (Online).