Raquel Albarrán



Postdoctoral Scholar
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 Interest

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

Courses Taught

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

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.