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Recent Dissertations

Santiago Acosta

“We are Like Oil: An Ecology of the Venezuelan Culture Boom, 1973-1983”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

June, 2020

Almudena Marín-Cobos

“Beyond Desencanto: Challenging the Archivization of the Spanish Transition”

Sponsor: Alberto Medina

June, 2020

Alejandro Quintero Mächler

“Bleeding Nations: Blood Discourses and the Interpretation of Violence in Mid-Nineteenth Century Spanish America (1838-1870)”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

May, 2020

David Colmenares

“How the Aztec got a Pantheon: The Creation of an Ancient Religion in New Spain”

Sponsor: Alessandra Russo

August, 2019

Daniella Wurst

“Breaking the Frames of the Past: Photography and (Metamemory) Literature in Argentina, Chile, and Perú”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

May, 2019

Daniel da Silva

“Trans Tessituras: Confounding, Unbearable, and Black Transgender Voices in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Popular Music”

Sponsor: Maja Horn

May, 2019

Adrián Espinoza-Staines

“Suturas discursivas del nacionalismo revolucionario en México (1925-1946)”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

May 2018

Ibai Atxuxa

“Transiting through the Toxic: 
Deviants and Criminals in the Age of Oil and Financialization”

Sponsor: Alberto Medina

May 2018

Deneb Kozikoski-Valereto

“Aporias of Mobility: Amazonian Landscapes Between Exploration and Engineering”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

April 2018

Mariana Cecilia Velázquez

“Travelers, Traders, and Traitors: Mapping and Writing Piracy in England, Spain, and the Caribbean (1570-1620)”

Sponsor: Patricia Grieve

April 2018

MIGUEL Ibáñez Aristondo

“Disclosing the Far East: Travels, Exchanges, and Scientific Cultures in the Iberian World (1565-1667)”

Sponsors: Alessandra Russo and Jesús R. Velasco

February 2018

Agnese CodebÒ

“Visiones de Buenos Aires: pobreza e imaginarios urbanos en el siglo XX”

Sponsors: Graciela Montaldo and Carlos J. Alonso

May 2017

Wendy Muñiz

“The Unofficial Archive: A Critique of Archival Culture in the Dominican Republic, 1865-1927”

Sponsors: Carlos J. Alonso and Maja Horn

May, 2017

Nicole Hughes

“Stages of History: New World Spectacles and the Theater of the World in the Sixteenth Century”

Sponsor: Alessandra Russo

May 2017

Noel Blanco Mourelle

“Every Knowable Thing: The Art or Ramon Llull and the Construction of Knowledge”

Sponsor: Jesús R. Velasco

May 2017

Ana Méndez-Oliver

“Frontier Identities and Migrating Souls: Re-conceptualizing New Religious and Cultural Imaginaries in the Iberian Worlds”

Sponsor: Patricia Grieve

April, 2017


“Gramsci in Latin America: Reconstitutions of the State”

Sponsors: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Graciela Montaldo

March 2017

Rachel Stein

“Recomposing the Global Iberian Monarchy through the Lisbon Press of Pedro Craesbeeck (1597-1632)”

Sponsors: Alessandra Russo and Jesús R. Velasco

January 2017

Elise Arnold-Levene

“Lydia Cabrera, the Storyteller as Collector”

Sponsor: Gustavo Pérez-Firmat

October 2016

María Carolina Baffi

“La vanguardia en los tabloides: reconfiguración cultural en la prensa argentina de los años veinte”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

September 2016

Cristina Pérez Jiménez

“’Here to Stay’: New York Puerto Ricans and the Consolidation of Latino New York, 1931-1951”

Sponsors: Frances Negrón Muntaner and Maja Horn

May 2016

Sarah Goldberg

“Entertaining Culture: Mass Culture and Consumer Society in Argentina, 1898-1946”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

April 2016

Verónica Rodríguez

“On Violence and Tyranny”

Sponsor: Jesús Rodríguez Velasco

March 2016

Daniella Diniz da Silva

“A Retaguarda da Vanguarda: modernidades contestadas em três tempos: Bilac, Aranha e Lobato”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

November 2015

Benjamin Johnson

“Figures of Conflict: Culture, Politics, and State in Colombia, 1920-1970”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

October 2015

Valeria Luiselli

“Translation Spaces: Mexico City in the International Modernist Circuit”

Sponsors: Claudio Lomnitz and Graciela Montaldo

September 2015

Jessica Gordon-Burroughs

“Printing Presses, Typographers, and the Reader as People: State Publishing in Cuba, Venezuela, and Chile (1960-present).”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

September 2015


“La desigualdad como tarea
. Crítica literaria y masificación editorial en Argentina (1950-60)”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

May 15, 2015

Jessica C. Dzaman

“The Consumer Dictator:
 Theories and Representations of Agency in Neoliberal Argentina, 2001-2010”

Sponsor: Carlos J. Alonso

February 18, 2015

Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa

“Pertenencias pasajeras. La escena subterránea en Perú durante los años ochenta”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

November 7, 2014

Heather Cleary

“The Translator’s Visibility: Scenes of Translation in Contemporary Latin American Fiction”

Sponsor: Carlos J. Alonso

September 12, 2014

Paloma Doung

“Amateur Citizens: Culture and Democracy in Contemporary Cuba”

Sponsor: Carlos J. Alonso

August 28, 2014

Juan Álvarez

“La palabra y el fuego. Insulto, política y cultura en la historia de Colombia”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

May 6, 2014

Óscar I. Useche

“Beyond the Material
 Energy, Work, and Movement in the Cultural Imagination of Restoration Spain”

Sponsor: Wadda Ríos-Font

March 4, 2014

Jannette Amaral

“‘En todo se hallaron los tlaxcaltecas’: The Measure of Conquest in Sixteenth-Century New Spain”

Sponsor: Alessandra Russo

November 22, 2013

Lara Tucker

“Spectacular Peripheries: Cultures of Leisure and Entertainment in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

October 4, 2013

Mauricio Castillo

“Avant-Garde and Socialist Dreamworlds in Latin America: Global and Local Designs, 1919-1939”

Sponsor: Carlos J. Alonso

August 30, 2013

Adam Winkel

“Zones of Influence: The Production of Madrid in Early Franco Spain”

Sponsor: Alberto Medina

August 20, 2013

Mónica de la Torre

“Nobody There: Acousmatics and an Alternative Economy of Meaning in Latin American Poetry of the 1970s”

Sponsor: Carlos J. Alonso

March 29, 2013

Mario Valero

“Race in the Scientific Imagination at the Turn of the Twentieth Century in Brazil and Cuba”

Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo

January 11, 2013

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