Agnese Codebò

Agnese Codebò
Graduate Student Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Address
    Casa Hispánica
    Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
    612 W116th Street
    New York NY 10027
  • Office Hours
    By appointment
  • Phone
    (212) 854-5815
  • Fax
    (212) 854-5322
  • Email


Agnese holds an M.A. in Communication, Publishing, and Journalism and a B.A. in Modern Languages and Literatures, both from La Sapienza University in Rome. In addition, she has also attended classes at Universidad de Granada, Spain, and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. She contributes to Le reti di Dedalus, the online magazine of the Italian Writers Union, where she writes about Latin American literature and culture. A selection from her M.A. thesis, “Satire, Cartoons, and Comics as Weapons against a Repressive Regime: The Magazine Humor and the Argentine Dictatorship (1976-1983)" has appeared on the on-line magazine Revista Afuera. Her interests include twentieth-century literature and culture of the Cono Sur, aesthetic representations of poverty, urbanism, villas miseria, the relationship between human rights and intellectual commitment during twentieth-century dictatorships, Latin American graphic art, the semiotic approach to art, and Iberian as well as Italian arts in the Renaissance.

Academic Statement

As a teacher, I believe I have three main responsibilities: being a good role model, treating my students fairly, and challenging them as much as possible. My love for the subjects I teach (language, literature, cinema, arts and culture) is indicative of the type of role model I want to be in the classroom; I want my students to be passionate about the ways they define themselves and the viewpoints they adopt. By challenging my students, I do not aim to shake their personal values but to fortify them through engaging in intellectual conversations with both their peers and me. It goes without saying that I am part of this dialogue and that my convictions, too, must be put on the table, which I believe relates not only to my desire to contest un-interrogated attitudes but also presents the students with a paradigm who is willing to undergo the same rigor in which they are asked to partake. Ultimately, in this respect, as well as in all the others, teaching is about honesty.