Visiting Speakers

Alberto Medina

Professor, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Columbia University

Alberto Medina specializes in XVIIIth-century studies, contemporary Spanish literature and film, and transatlantic studies. 
He is the author of Exorcismos de la memoria: políticas y poéticas de la melancolía en la España de la transición, and Espejo de sombras: sujeto y multitud en la España del siglo XVIII. His articles have been published in journals such as Hispania, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Iberoamericana and Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.

Graciela Montaldo

Professor, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Columbia University

Professor Montaldo specializes in modern Latin American cultures. She has published Museo del consumo. Archivos de la cultura de masas en la Argentina (2016), Rubén Darío. Viajes de un cosmopolita extremo (FCE, 2013), Zonas ciegas. Populismos y experimentos culturales en Argentina (2010), A propriedade da Cultura (2004), Teoría crítica, teoría cultural (2001), Ficciones culturales y fábulas de identidad en América Latina (1999), La sensibilidad amenazada (1995), and De pronto el campo (1993). She is co-editor of The Argentina Reader: History, Culture and Politics (2002), Esplendores y miserias del siglo XIX (1996) and Yrigoyen entre Borges y Arlt (1989). She has published journal articles in Latin America, the United States, and Europe on Independence writers, Latin American fin-de-siècle, modern culture, contemporary literature, as well as culture industry and institutions in Latin America.

Barbara Weinstein

Silver Professor; Professor of History
New York University