Latin American Cinema; Latin American Cultural Theory
US Latin@ Literature; American and Latin American Studies; Critical, Cultural and Queer Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Intellectual, Cultural and Literary History.
Cultural studies, political and cultural theory, Latin American studies, Latin American literature.
Latin American and Latina/o visual culture and performance studies, gender and sexuality, feminist theories, ethnic studies.
Contemporary Latin American and Mexican lit. Literary and cultural theory. Roberto Bolaño. Hannes Meyer.
Translation theory and translation studies, Latin American literature and culture, Poetry and poetics, Mexican literature, Brazilian literature, contemporary poetry
I am an Associate Professor of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Richmond. My research engages comparative literary studies and feminist and queer theories to interrogate representations of genders and sexualities in print culture throughout Latin America. In particular, I address the various ways in which women writers have used the press to craft alternative spaces of cultural, aesthetic, and political intervention that disrupt heteronormative ideologies. I teach at the intersection of Latin American Studies, Transnational Feminisms, Queer Theory, and Feminist New Materialisms, and I am also interested in the political potential of a transnational feminist critical practice.
Latin American and Spanish Literature with a focus on twentieth and twenty-first century Women’s Literature; research interests include gender and sexuality theory, feminist theory, transnational theory, cultural studies, comparative literature, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and Gothic and Neo-Gothic literature.
I am interested in literature in general; more specifically in Chicano/a, Latin American, Spanish Peninsular, Mexican, and American literature. I am also interested in cultural studies, folksong, more specifically the Mexican/Chicano corrido or ballad, folklore as well as feminist studies and critical theory.
Erin Graff Zivin’s research and teaching interests focus on constructions of Jewishness and marranismo in the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic, aesthetic representations of torture and interrogation, the relationship between ethics, politics and aesthetics (particularly in the context of Latin American literary and cultural studies), and the intersection of philosophy and critical theory more broadly. She is the author of “Figurative Inquisitions: Conversion, Torture and Truth in the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic” (Northwestern University Press, 2014) and “The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary” (Duke University Press, 2008), and the editor of “The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism: Reading Otherwise” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). In addition, Graff Zivin has published articles in Modern Language Notes (MLN), SubStance, CR: The New Centennial Review, Politica Comun: A Journal of Thought, the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Variaciones Borges, the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Chasqui, the Journal of Jewish Identities and Modern Jewish Studies.