Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé

Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature

Fordham University

Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé's research focuses on contemporary Hispanic Caribbean transitions, queer diasporas, New York in Latino literature and film, urban Latino culture, sexuality studies, and the writings of José Lezama Lima. He is author of Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard Tails (Palgrave 2007), a book on the relationship between high art and Latino popular culture in the gentrifying New York of the 1980s, and of El primitivo implorante (Rodopi 1994), a study of the intersections of nationalism and sexuality in the prose fiction of the Cuban neobaroque author, José Lezama Lima. He is coeditor of Queer Globalization: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York UP 2002). His essays have appeared in such antologies as Entiendes? Queer Readings/Hispanic Writings (Duke UP 1995), Sex and Sexuality in Latin America (New York UP 1997), and in journals such as differences, Revista Iberoamericana, Revista de Crítica Cultural, Cuban Studies, and Centro: The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. He has been visiting professor at Harvard, Emory, and the University of Pennsylvania, and a recipient of NEH and Ford Foundation fellowships.