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Transatlantic & Diaspora Studies

Mosaic by Lucy Nieto

Transatlantic and Diaspora Studies examine and compare cultural production, movements, and criticism using theoretical frameworks that confront the colonial legacies of empire.  Research in the department investigates borders, race, ethnicity, class, human rights, national and transnational identities, and the plurality of intersecting languages and artistic practices in the Caribbean, Africa, the Americas, and Europe with focuses on Afro-Latin American, Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Women's Studies. 

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Dr. Feracho specializes in contemporary Latin American narrative and in particular women's narrative of the Caribbean, as well as Afro-Latin American narrative and poetry. Her current research involves cross-cultural literary texts (in both narrative and poetry) of women writers of African descent from the Americas (both Spanish-speaking and…

Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, film, and theory in French; African cinema; documentary film; postcolonial studies.

My research interests are interdisciplinary with a common focus on the relationship between literature and popular music, gender, and performance studies in three closely related areas: Latinx, Latin American & Caribbean, and Dominican Studies. My first line of research examines the presence of popular music in contemporary Latinx and…

Contemporary Brazilian Literature, prose fiction of the 21st century, narratives of displacement, and the construction of Brazilian national identities.

French and Francophone literatures and culture, theatre studies and community-based theatre, Francophone Caribbean women writers.

Elizabeth R. Wright (Ph.D., Spanish literature, Johns Hopkins University, 1998).  See below for books, links to selected articles, and a list of grants/awards.

Elizabeth Wright studies and teaches about early modern Spain in the context of imperial expansion. She is also editor of the Bulletin of the Comediantes, the…

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