Directors & Staff

Graduate Director

Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel


Professor of Comparative Literature and Latino and Caribbean Studies
Director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature

Professor Martínez-San Miguel's areas of teaching and research interest include Latin American Literature, Colonial, Caribbean, and Latino Literatures, Literary Theory, Colonial, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Migration Studies, Sexuality, Queer and Trans Studies. She is the author of Saberes americanos: subalternidad y epistemología en los escritos de Sor Juana (Iberoamericana, 1999), Caribe Two Ways: cultura de la migración en el Caribe insular hispánico (Callejón, 2003); From Lack to Excess: 'Minor' Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature (Bucknell UP, 2008); and Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context (Palgrave 2014). She recently finished two co-edited anthologies: Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought (with Ben. Sifuentes Jáuregui and Marisa Belausteguigoitia, Palgrave 2016) and Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities (with Sarah Tobias, Rutgers University Press, 2016). She is co-editing an anthology with Michelle Stephens entitled “Archipelagic Thinking: Towards New Comparative Methodologies and Disciplinary Formations” and she is working on her fifth book project, "Archipiélagos de ultramar: Rethinking Colonial and Caribbean Studies."

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