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Martinez-San Miguel, Yolanda

Professor and Director, Institute for Research for WomenYolanda

Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies 

Email: yolamsm@rci.rutgers.edu

Tel: 732-445-3820

Office: Lucy Stone Hall, Rm 268A

Webpage: http://www.yolandamartinez-sanmiguel.com/index.html

Education

Ph. D., University of California at Berkeley. January 1992- May 1996.

M.A., University of California at Berkeley, August 1990-December 1991.

B. A., University of Puerto Rico, Summa cum Laude, August 1984-May 1989.

Research Interests

Colonial Latin American discourses and contemporary Caribbean and Latino narratives; colonial and postcolonial theory, migration and cultural studies.

Biographical Notes

Professor Martínez-San Miguel is the author of Saberes americanos: subalternidad y epistemología en los escritos de Sor Juana (Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 1999), Caribe Two Ways: cultura de la migración en el Caribe insular hispánico (Ediciones Callejón, 2003) and From Lack to Excess: 'Minor' Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature (Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2008). She edited with Mabel Moraña the compilation of essays "Nictimene sacrílega: homenaje a Georgina Sabat de Rivers" (México: Iberoamericana and Claustro de Sor Juana 2003). She is currently working on her fourth book project entitled Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context, a comparative study on internal Caribbean migrations between former/actual metropolis and colonies, to question transnational and postcolonial approaches to massive population displacements and their cultural productions.

Selected Publications

Books:

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Journal articles:

  • "Sexilios: hacia una nueva poética de la erótica caribeña." América Latina Hoy. [Salamanca, España]. Forthcoming 2012.
  • "Female Sexiles?: Towards an Archeology of Displacement of Sexual Minorities in the Caribbean" Signs. 36.4 (Summer 2011).
  • "Taíno Warriors?: Strategies for Recovering Indigenous Voices in Colonial and Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Discourses." Centro Journal. 23.1 (Spring 2011): 196-215.
  • "(Neo) Barrocos de Indias: Sor Juana y los imaginarios coloniales de la crítica latinoamericana." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Special Issue on Sor Juana. Ed. Stephanie Kirk. 44.2 (2010): 433-463.
  • "Postcolonialism." Social Text 100 (2009): 188-193.
  • "Niyorícans y negropolitanos: racialización de los migrantes coloniales en París y Nueva York." Revista Iberoamericana. Special issue on Contemporary Puerto Rican literature. Ed. Juan Duchesne Winter. 75.229 (October-December 2009): 1223-1242.
  • "'La grandeza mexicana' de Balbuena y el imaginario de una 'metrópolis colonial.'" (co-authored with Barbara Fuchs). Revista Iberoamericana. Special Issue on Transatlantic Studies. Eds. Eyda Merediz and Nina Gerassi. 75.228 (July-September 2009): 675-695.
  • "Más allá de la homonormatividad: intimidades alternativas en el Caribe hispano." Revista Iberoamericana. Special Issue on Latin American Gay and Lesbian Studies. Ed. Luciano Martínez. 74.225 (October-December 2008):1030-1057.
  • "In Search of Lourdes Casal's 'Ana Velford.'" (Co-authored with Frances Negrón-Muntaner). Social Text 92 (Fall 2007): 57-84.
  • "En busca de la "Ana Veldford" de Lourdes Casal: exilio, sexualidad y cubanía" (co-authored with Frances Negrón Muntaner). Debate feminista [Mexico] 17.33 (April 2006): 166-197.
  • "Otra vez Sor Juana: leer la heterogeneidad colonial en un contexto transatlántico." Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana 31.62 (segundo semestre 2005):53-72.
  • "Saberes americanos: subalternidad y epistemología en los escritos de Sor Juana." Aproximaciones a Sor Juana. Ed. Sandra Lorenzano. México: Claustro de Sor Juana y Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2005. 187-200.
  • "Quisqueyanos ausentes: narrativas migratorias dominicanas." Revista Iberoamericana 69.205 (October-December 2003): 819-838.
  • "A Caribbean Confederation?: Cultural Representations of Cuban and Dominican Migrations to Puerto Rico." Journal of Caribbean Literatures. Special Issue: "The Caribbean that isn't?: rifts and disjunctions" 3.1 (Summer 2001): 93-110.
  • "Bitextualidad y bilingüismo: reflexiones sobre el lenguaje en la escritura latina contemporánea." Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. 12.1 (Fall 2000): 19-34.
  • "Narrativas bilingües/bitextuales: escenas de lo intraducible en la escritura Latina contemporánea" Postdata. 15 (October 2000): 52-58.
  • "De lo invisible a lo innombrable: los trajes vacíos en Frida Kahlo y las reapropiaciones fantásticas de la historia en Carmen Boullosa." Dossier: Torcer el género. Nómada. 5 (September 2000): 80-89. Reprinted in Visiones alternativas: los discursos de la cultura hoy. Eds. Manuel Medina, Javier Durán and Rosaura Hernández Monroy. México: Casa Lamm, UAM, University of Louisville, Michigan State University, 2001. 42-51.
  • "Saberes americanos: constitución de una subjetividad intelectual femenina en la poesía lírica de Sor Juana" Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana. 25.49 (Primer semestre 1999): 79-98. Reproduced in Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes in Alicante Spain, http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/FichaObra.html?Ref=14553.
  • "Cartografías pancaribeñas: representaciones culturales de los enclaves caribeños en Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 25.1-2 (1998): 65-90.
  • "Hacia unos estudios culturales latinoamericanos: algunas notas sobre el impacto en la enseñanza." Revista de Ciencias Sociales. Universidad de Puerto Rico. Nueva Epoca. 5 (June 1998): 113-136.
  • "De ilegales e indocumentados: representaciones culturales de la migración dominicana en Puerto Rico." Revista de Ciencias Sociales. University of Puerto Rico. Nueva Epoca. 4 (January 1998): 147-173.
  • "Saberes americanos: la constitución de una subjetividad colonial en los villancicos de Sor Juana." Revista Iberoamericana. 63.181 (October-December 1997): 631-648. Reproduced in Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes in Alicante Spain, http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/FichaObra.html?Ref=14552
  • "Liminares." Co-authored with Julio Ramos. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana. 23.45 (Primer semestre 1997): 219-228.
  • "Sujetos femeninos en Amistad funesta y Blanca Sol: el lugar de la mujer en dos novelas latinoamericanas de fin de siglo XIX." Revista Iberoamericana. 62.174 (January-March 1996): 27-45.
  • "Puerto Rico mío: mitificación y crisis del proyecto desarrollista en las fotografías de Jack Delano." Postdata. 12 (May 1996): 42-51.
  • "Balún Canán y la exploración del límite en la constitución de una subjetividad subalterna." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 22 (1995): 165-183.
  • "Articulando las múltiples subalternidades en el Divino Narciso." Colonial Latin American Review. 4.1 (1995): 85-104.
  • "Engendrando el sujeto femenino del saber o las estrategias para la construcción de una conciencia epistemológica colonial en Sor Juana." Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana. 20.40 (1994): 259-280. Reprinted in Writers of the Spanish Colonial Period. Eds. David William Foster and Daniel Altamiranda. New York: Garland Publishers, 1997. 309-330.

Book chapters and encyclopedia entries:

  • "Conquistas y seducciones en la Nueva España: una lectura queer de la Malinche y Sor Juana" (co-authored with Electa Arenal). Estudios coloniales latinoamericanos en el siglo XXI: Nuevos itinerarios. Ed. Stephanie Kirk. Pittsburgh: ILLI, (201): 119-146.
  • "Coloniality of Diasporas: Racialization of Negropolitans and Nuyoricans in Paris and New York." Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration. Ed. Vanessa Pérez-Rosario. New York: Palgrave, 2010. 189-206.
  • "Poéticas caribeñas de lo criollo: creole/criollo/creolité." Poéticas de lo criollo: la transformación del concepto "criollo" en las letras hispanoamericanas (siglo XVI al XIX). Eds. Juan M. Vitulli and David Solodkow. Buenos Aires: Editorial Corregidor, 2009. 403-441.
  • "Nuyoricans y negropolitanos: diáspora y racialización en Puerto Rico y Martinica" Los contornos del mundo: globalización, subjetividad y cultura. Eds. Nattie Golubov y Rodrigo Parrini. México: UniversidadNacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte, 2009. 353-379.
  • "Colonial Writings as Minority Discourse?" Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities. Eds. Ralph Bauer and José Antonio Mazzotti. Virginia: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, University of North Carolina, 2009. 162-190.
  • "¿Hacia unos estudios coloniales globales?: entrecruces, aportes, limitaciones" Persistencia y cambio. Acercamientos a la historia de las mujeres en México. Ed. Lucía Melgar-Palacios. México: PIEM/El Colegio de México, 2008. 55-77.
  • "Off-beat Migrancies: Musical Displacements in the Hispanic Caribbean." Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures. Eds. Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Ivette Romero-Cesáreo. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008. 188-214.
  • "Colonial no more: Reading Sor Juana from a Transatlantic Perspective" Approaches to Teaching Sor Juana. Eds. Emilie Bergmann and Stacey Schlau. New York: MLA, 2007. 86-94.
  • "Puerto Rican Cubanness: reconfiguring Caribbean Imaginaries." Trad. Fernando Feliú-Moggi and Nicole Herrera. Retracing the Cuban Diaspora: The 'Idea of a Nation' Displaced. Eds. Andrea O'Reilly Herrera. New York: SUNY Press, 2007. 47-74
  • "Boricua (Between) Borders: On the Possibility of Translating Bilingual Narratives." None of the Above: Puerto Ricans in the Global Era. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 195-210.
  • "Refocusing New Spain and Spanish Colonization: Malinche, Guadalupe and Sor Juana." (Co-authored with Electa Arenal). A Companion to The Literatures of Colonial America. An Anthology. Eds. Susan Castillo and Ivy Schweitzer. Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, 2005. 174-194.
  • "Thomas, Piri." The Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press. 2005. Vol 4: 231-234.
  • "Retóricas coloniales: equívocos y 'roturas' de la lengua en los Comentarios reales." Nictimene ...sacrílega. Estudios coloniales en homenaje a Georgina Sabat-Rivers. Eds. Mabel Moraña and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel. México: Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana & Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2003. 63-80.
  • "Juan Antonio Ramos: urbanizando la narrativa puertorriqueña." Narradores puertorriqueños del 70: guía bibliográfica. Ed. Víctor Federico Torres. San Juan: Editorial Plaza Mayor, 2001. 161-165.
  • "Poder y narración: representación y mediación de un deseo americano en la Segunda carta de relación." Agencias criollas: hacia una redefinición del adjetivo colonial en la literatura y la historia hispanoamericanas. Edited by José Antonio Mazzotti. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2000. 99-130.
  • "Deconstructing Puerto Ricanness Through Sexuality: Female Counter-narratives on Puerto Rican Identity (1894-1934)." Puerto Rican Jam: Rethinking Colonialism and Nationalism. Eds. Frances Negrón Muntaner and Ramón Grosfoguel. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. 127-139.

Courses Offered

University of California at Berkeley, Department of Spanish and Portuguese:

  • Spanish 25: Reading and Analysis of Literary Texts, Spring 94.
  • Spanish 2: Elementary Spanish, Spring 95.
  • Spanish 113: Latin American Cultures (with Julio Ramos), Fall 95.
  • Spanish 135: "From Illegal to Undocumented: Cultural Representations of Chicano and Dominican Migrations," Summer 1997.

University of Puerto Rico, Departamento de Español, Facultad de Estudios Generales:

  • Spanish 3101-3102: Literary Genres: Basic Spanish (Various Topics):
  • "Cultural Representations of a Latin American Identity," 1 section, Spring 1996.
  • "Representations of a Feminine and Migrant Subjectivity in Latin American Cultures," 3 sections, Spring 1996.
  • "History and Fiction: Two Ways of Narrating the Nation," 4 sections, Fall 1996
  • "Migration and Contemporary Identities: Puerto Rican Emigration and Cuban and Dominican Immigration in Contemporary Cultural Representations of Caribbean Identities," 4 sections, Spring 1997.
  • Spanish 3101-T: Basic Spanish: Writing Workshop: "Reading, Writing and Analyzing Literary Texts," 1 section, Fall 1996.

University of Puerto Rico, Honors Program:

  • Honors Program 3401: "From Illegal to Undocumented: Cultural Representations of Migrant Communities of Chicanos and Dominicans," Spring 1997.

Princeton, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures:

  • Spanish 224: Spanish Literature: Approaches to Literary Texts, Fall 1997.
  • Spanish 207: Studies in Spanish Language and Style (Elementary Composition), Taught one or two sections and coordinated the other sections. Fall 1997, Spring 1998, Spring 1999.
  • Spanish/Latin American Studies 344: The Invention of Spanish American Traditions: "Colonial Subjectivities in Early Spanish America," Spring 1998.
  • Spanish/ Latin American Studies 342: Topics in Spanish American Modernity: "Cultural Representations of Gendered Identities in Latin America," Fall 1998.
  • Spanish 307: Advanced Spanish Language and Style (Advanced Composition), Fall 1998.
  • Spanish/Latin American Studies 550 (Graduate Seminar in Colonial Spanish American Literature): "From Lack to Excess: the Invention of a Colonial Discourse in América," Spring 1999.
  • Rutgers, Department of Spanish and Portuguese:
  • Spanish 333: Literature and Culture of Spanish America I, Fall 2000, Fall 2001, Fall 2002.
  • Spanish 440: Colonial Spanish-American Literature, Fall 2000.
  • Spanish 332: Literature and Culture of the Hispanic Caribbean II, Spring 2001.
  • Spanish 659: Graduate Seminar: Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature: "Power and Narration: the Invention of a Colonial Discourse in Latin America," Fall 2001.
  • Spanish 447: Spanish American Novel, Spring 2002.
  • Spanish 326: Advanced Language Workshop, Fall 2002.
  • Spanish 215: Main Currents in Hispanic Literature, Spring 2003.
  • Spanish 216: Introduction to Hispanic Literature, Spring 2003.

Princeton, Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies:

  • CLAGS Seminar in the City: "Queer@s: Revisiting Latin(o) American Sexualities" (with Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui), Feb. 10, March 10, April 21, and May 5, 2006.
  • Casa de Las Américas and Fundación Ludwig, La Habana, Cuba:
  • ACLS/SSRC Working Group to Cuba: Course title: "Colonia, colonialidad y (pos?)colonialismo en América Latina" (with Mabel Moraña), July 9-13, 2007.

Princeton, Department of Spanish and Portuguese:

  • Spanish 344: Literature and Society in Early Latin America, Fall 2006.
  • Spanish 550 (Graduate Seminar): "Extended Colonialities: Latin America and the Caribbean," Spring 2009.

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Romance Languages:

  • Spanish 692: Graduate Seminar in Colonial Spanish American Literature: "From Lack to Excess: the Invention of a Colonial Discourse in América," Spring 2001, Fall 2003.
  • Spanish 692: Graduate Seminar in Colonial Spanish American Literatures: "Escrituras indianas: Indigenous Performances of a Colonial Discourse," Fall 2004.
  • Spanish 380: Contemporary Spanish Literature: "Caribbean Migrations: Culture, Displacement, and Identity," Fall 2003.
  • Spanish 219: "The Context of Hispanic Civilization," Fall 2004.
  • Spanish 690: Graduate Seminar in Caribbean Literature: "Caribbean Detours: Coloniality, Mulataje and Diaspora," Fall 2005.
  • Spanish 396: "Caribe Two Ways: Language, Identity and Migration in the Hispanic Caribbean," Fall 2005.
  • Spanish 396: "'Entre lenguas': Bilingualism and Translation in Latin American and Latino Literature," Spring 2006.
  • Spanish 400: Conference Course for Majors: Coloniality in the Américas, Fall 2006.
  • Spanish 698: Graduate Workshop on Scholarly Writing, Fall 2006, Spring 2008.
  • Spanish 692: Graduate Seminar in Colonial Literature: "Problemáticas coloniales: Minor Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature," Spring 2007.
  • Spanish 396: "Queer Latin America," Fall 2007
  • Spanish 397: "Pleasures of Exile: Migration and Cultural 
Representation in the Hispanic, Anglo, and French Caribbean," Fall 2007.
  • Spanish 590: Graduate Seminar in Caribbean Literature: "Queer Caribbean," Spring 2008.

Rutgers University, Latino Studies and Comparative Literature:

  • LHCS 266/Comp Lit 305: Puerto Rican Literature, Fall 2008.
  • Comp. Lit. 308: Gender and Race in the Caribbean, Fall 2008.
  • LHCS 267/American Studies 240/ Comp. Lit. 336: Latino Literature, Spring 2009, Spring 2011.
  • Comp Lit 610: Graduate Seminar: Comparative Literature in Dialogue: Extended Postcolonialities, Spring 2009.
  • Comp Lit 519/480: Graduate and Undergraduate seminars: Coloniality of Diasporas in Caribbean Literatures, Fall 2010.
  • Comp Lit 519/397: Graduate and Undergraduate seminars: Postcolonial Readings of Colonialism in the Americas, Fall 2011.
  • LHCS 295/Comp Lit 295: Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies, Spring 2012.
  • Byrne Seminar for First Year Students" "Caribbean Sexiles," Rutgers, Spring 2012.
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