Isolina Ballesteros

Full Professor and Chair of Film Studies Program

Baruch College, City University of New York

Isolina Ballesteros is Professor at the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature and chair of the Film Studies Program of Baruch College, CUNY; and at the Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures Program of the Graduate Center of CUNY. Her teaching focuses on Modern Peninsular Studies (19th and 20th century literature and film), comparative literature, immigration cinema, and Spanish and European cinema. She has published extensively about Spanish and Latin American women writers, the image of women in the post-Franco literature, the cultural memory of the Spanish Civil War, Spanish and European cinema, and European immigration cinema. She is the author of three books: Escritura femenina y discurso autobiográfico en la nueva novela española (1994), Cine (Ins)urgente: textos fílmicos y contextos culturales de la España postfranquista (2001), and Immigration Cinema in the New Europe (2015).

She is currently working on a book titled Migration, Visual Art, and Activism.