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Graciela Montaldo

Graciela Montaldo
Professor Director of Graduate Studies Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Address
    307 Casa Hispánica
    Department of Latin American & Iberian Cultures
    612 West 116 Street
    New York, NY, 10027
  • Office Hours
    By appointment
  • Phone
    (212) 854-4882
  • Email


Professor Montaldo specializes in modern Latin American cultures. She has published Zonas ciegas. Populismos y experimentos culturales en Argentina (2010), A propriedade da Cultura (2004), Teoría crítica, teoría cultural (2001), Ficciones culturales y fábulas de identidad en América Latina (1999), La sensibilidad amenazada (1995), and De pronto el campo (1993). She is co-editor of The Argentina Reader: History, Culture and Politics (2002), Esplendores y miserias del siglo XIX (1996) and Yrigoyen entre Borges y Arlt (1989). She has published articles on Independence writers, Latin American fin-de-siècle, modern culture, contemporary literature, and culture industry and institutions in Latin America in various anthologies and periodicals. She is currently working on cultural consumptions in Latin America. Her last book, Rubén Darío. Viajes de un cosmopolita extremo (FCE, 2013) is a critical edition of Rubén Darío´s travel writings.

Academic Statement

In the frame of a dynamic exchange of ideas, my courses propose critical approaches to texts, art and images. Students are stimulated to discuss and problematize Latin American cultures.