Walfrido Dorta

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Schapiro Hall Rm 103


M.A. Univ of Santiago, Compostela (2010)
Ph.D. City University of New York (2016)

Areas of Expertise

  • Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
  • Spanish as a Second Language
  • Latino/a Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Cinema
  • Film Studies
  • Visual and Media Studies

Scholarship/Creative Work

Refereed Journal Articles

“Narrativas de la Generación Cero: escenas de traducción, cosmopolitismo y extrañamiento” [“Generation Zero’s Narratives: Scenes on Translation, Cosmopolitanism, and Strangeness”]. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 51.2 (2017): 349-68.

“Fricciones y lecturas del archivo cultural cubensis: Diálogos entre Juan Abreu y Jorge E. Lage” [“Frictions and Readings of the Cultural Cubensis Archive: Dialogues Between Juan Abreu and Jorge E. Lage”]. Revista Letral 18 (2017): 37-55. Web.

Conference Participation

Papers presented (selection)

“Time dislocations and counter-archives: “The feats of the mambí” and Tregua fecunda.” XXXV International Congress, LASA, Lima, Perú. April 29-May 1, 2017.

“Disruptive Worlds for a Limited Narrative: Cuba – United States from the Counterfactual, Sexploitation and Intrahistory”. Eleventh Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies; Florida International University, Miami. February 23-25, 2017.

“Poetic Profile of Reina María Rodríguez’s work”. VII International Conference on Transatlantic Studies; Brown University. April 21-24, 2015.





Awards, Fellowships & Grants

New Challenge Award for Student Social Innovation. Project “Material Socialism,” The New School, 2014.

Travel Grant, Latin American Studies Association (LASA), 2014.

Pre-Prospectus Fellowship, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami, 2013.

Doctoral Student Research Grant, The Graduate Center (CUNY), 2013.

Enhanced Chancelor’s Fellowship (ECF), The Graduate Center (CUNY), 2011-2016.


Professional Affiliations

Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)