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Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia

Professor
2215-A Jimenez Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 6450
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Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia is Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Cultures. He received his B.A from University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. Quintero-Herencia taught at the University of Puerto Rico and Brown University, before coming to UMD in 2001. His major teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary Caribbean literatures, Contemporary Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban Literatures, Literary Theory, Cultural Analysis, Poetry and Literary Politics. In addition to more than 40 articles and essays, Quintero-Herencia has published the following books: Fulguración del espacio: Letras e imaginario institucional de la Revolución cubana (1960-1971) (2002) (Latin American Studies Association-Premio Iberoamericano 2004) and La máquina de la salsa. Tránsitos del sabor (2005). As a published poet, he is the author of La caja negra (1996) El hilo para el marisco/Cuaderno de los envíos (2002) (Poetry Award Pen Club of Puerto Rico). He is the editor of Caribe abierto. Antología crítica (multi-authored essays, forthcoming) and author of Libro del sigiloso (poetry, forthcoming).

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Hispanic Caribbean, Poetry, politics and ethics, Cultural practices, Theory

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Degrees: 
Ph.D Latin American Literatures Princeton University (1995),M.A. Latin American Literatures and Cultures Princeton University (1988),B.A. Hispanic Studies Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras