Raquel Albarrán

Postdoctoral Scholar
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Office: 304C Diffenbaugh

Email: ralbarran@fsu.edu

Raquel Albarrán (PhD Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania) came to FSU’s Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics in 2016, where she holds the T. Gannon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spanish. A specialist of colonial Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean, her current book project examines the ways in which materiality shaped notions of race and ethnicity in the New World. She has received fellowships from Penn’s Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Humanities Forum, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Research Interests:

  • Colonial Latin American studies: Mexico, Peru, the Hispanic Caribbean
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Material and visual culture
  • Theories of space and territoriality
  • European and indigenous cartography
  • Hispanic Caribbean literatures and cultures: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic

Selected Publications:

  • “‘On a entre-temps épuisé, s’il se trouve, l’actualité de la question des différences (du droit à la difference)’: Una traducción poética de Glissant.” Dolce Stil Criollo 3 (Forthcoming)
  • Intimidad de los extraños. San Juan: Atarraya Cartonera, 2010. Print.

Courses Taught at FSU:

  • Readings from Modern Spanish America (SPW 3493)
  • Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Analysis (SPT 3503)