People

Nina Gerassi-Navarro


Contact Info:
Tufts University
Dept. of Romance Studies
Olin Center 211
180 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2755
Email Professor
Professor of Latin American Literature
Director of Latin American Studies

Degrees
Ph.D. Columbia University; M.Phil Columbia University; M.A. Columbia University; B.A. Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires

Expertise
Nineteenth-Century Latin American literature; Nation building; The culture of outlaws; Visual culture and film studies; Travel narratives; Popular culture

Major Awards
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2010-2011)
  • Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Santander Visiting Scholar, Spring 2015

Scholarship & Research
Books
  • Revista Iberoamericana. Otros estudios transatlánticos: Lecturas desde lo latinoamericano. Co-edited with Eyda Merediz eds. Vol. 75. 228 (Pittsburgh, julio-septiember 2009).
  • Pirate Novels: Metaphors of Nation Building in Spanish America (Duke University Press, 1999)
Recent Articles
  • "El viaje como reflexión política: Soledad Acosta de Samper en España" Simposio Internacional Soledad Acosta de Samper (Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo y Ediciones Uniandes). Forthcoming, 2015.
  • "The Art of Observation: Race and Landscape in 'A Journey in Brazil'" Surveying the Tropics: A Literary Geography From New York to Rio. Edited by Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Peter Hulme, Owen Robinson, and Lesley Wylie (Liverpool: Liverpool Press, 2013): 313-345.
  • "Picturing the Tropics from Humboldt to Darwin" Entangled Knowledge: Scientific Discourses and Cultural Difference. Eds. Klaus Hock and Gesa Mackenthun. (Münster: Waxmann, 2012): 201-229.
  • "Deslices de la piratería en la era de la globalización," BOCADESAPO. Revista de arte, literatura y pensamiento. Septiembre, 2012: www.bocadesapo.com.ar (10-17)
  • "Piracy: Shifts in Global Mobility." Pirates, Drifters, Fugitives: Figures of Mobility in the US and Beyond. Alexandra Ganser, Heike Paul und Katharina Gerund eds. (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, Winter, 2012): 77-103.
  • "Conflictos Imperiales: La mirada de Frances Calderón de la Barca," Revista Iberoamericana: Otros estudios transatlánticos: Lecturas desde lo latinoamericano. Vol. 75. 228 (Pittsburgh, julio-septiembre 2009): 737-755.