Dr. Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann researches Latin American and Caribbean literature and history. Her work focuses on intertextual literary forms, including literary magazines, translation, influence, textual evolution, and adaptations. Her research interests also include anti-racist rhetoric and aesthetics; the relationship between literary infrastructure and cultural capital; decolonizing literary theory; and intersectional research methods. Her first book-in-progress examines what choosing to write the Caribbean archipelago—or not—meant to the ferment of literary evolution incubated by literary magazines during the decade of the 1940s. Her recent and forthcoming articles on Caribbean literature and history may be found in: South Atlantic Quarterly, Small Axe, Modern Language Notes (MLN), the CLR James Journal, INTI: Revista de literatura hispánica, and Revista Extramuros. In 2015 she co-edited with Clement White a special issue of the CLR James Journal on Nicolás Guillén. Her literary translations include works by Rita Dove, Nicolás Guillén, Victor Folwer Calzada, Francés Negrón-Muntaner, José Ramón Sanchez, and Legna Rodriguez Iglesias. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (2018), the Ford Foundation (2013), Brown University Pembroke Center for Research on Women (2010), the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami (2010) and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (2004). At Emerson College, she teaches courses in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx literatures. In 2017 she was awarded the Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Writing Literature & Publishing
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M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., Brown University