Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Calkins Hall 321
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DegreesPHD, 1997, New York Univ; MA, 1992, New York Univ
Benita Sampedro Vizcaya is Associate Professor of Colonial Studies at Hofstra University where she works closely with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the African Studies Program. Her research interests focus on Spanish colonialism in both Africa and Latin America, revisiting its colonial links beyond the frame of the different imperial Atlantic networks. She has published extensively on processes of decolonization and postcolonial legacies, empire and hegemony, colonial discourse and resistance, archives, borders, and ruins.
Among her contributions are: a monographic issue of Hofstra Hispanic Review, entitled “Positionalities in Colonial Latin American Studies”(2006); a book entitled Border Interrogations: Questioning Spanish Frontiers (Oxford: Berghahn Books 2008); and a special monographic issue of Afro-Hispanic Review, entitled “Theorizing Equatorial Guinea” (2009). Some of her recent articles include: “Engaging the Atlantic: New Routes, New Responsibilities”, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Vol. 89. No. 8, December 2012; “Routes to Ruin”, Lengua y Literatura, Vol. 7, No. 2, November 2012: http://ojs.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/lljournal/issue/current/showToc; “Guinea Ecuatorial en la agenda polÃtica de los Estados Unidos”. Palabras: Revista de la cultura y de las ideas. Vol. 2, September 2010: http://www.fundegue.es/pdf/articulos/39/La_Era_Obama.pdf; “Archivos insulares y violencia imperial”, In Juan Manuel Escudero and Victoriano Roncero (eds.). La violencia en el mundo hispÃ¡nico en el siglo de oro (Madrid: Visor Libros, 2010); and “Rethinking the Archive and the Colonial Library: Equatorial Guinea”, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Vol. 9. No. 3, November 2008.
Her immediate projects include an annotated and illustrated edition, with introductory essay and postscript, of the unpublished archival production by Raquel IlonbÃ© del Pozo Epita, entitled Ceiba II. PoesÃa inÃ©dita completa (forthcoming in Madrid: Ediciones Verbum, Spring 2013); a monographic issue of the Revista Debats, on literatures from Sub-Saharan Africa (forthcoming in Valencia: InstituciÃ³ Alfons el MagnÃ¡nim, Spring 2013); the translation into English and annotated edition of Ekomo by MarÃa Nsue AngÃ¼e, currently under review with a press; and a research monograph on post-industrialist ruins and remnants in the colonial settings of the Gulf of Guinea.
Teaching InterestsAtlantic studies; Latin American studies; postcolonial studies; Spanish colonialism in both Africa and latin America; Equatorial Guinea; Cuba, México and Central America.
Research InterestsAtlantic studies; Latin American studies; postcolonial studies; Spanish colonialism in both Africa and latin America; Equatorial Guinea; Cuba, México and Central America.
Recent Courses Taught
|LACS 001||(IS,CC) LTN AMR & CARBN ON MAP||Undergraduate|
|LACS 199||SENIOR SEMINAR - LACS||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 005||ADVANCED READING||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 102||SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 108||INDIVDL AURAL-ORAL DEVLMNT||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 114B||(LT) INTRO TO SPAN/AMER LIT I||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 123||(LT) POLTICS-HISPNIC WRLD||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 125||(LT) HISPANIC PRES IN USA||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 150||INTERNSHIP IN SPANISH||Undergraduate|
|SPAN 206||STDIES OF CULTURES OF LAT AMER||Graduate|
|SPAN 251||RDGS IN SPAN: SPAN AMER LIT||Graduate|
|SPAN 301||MASTER'S ESSAY||Graduate|