Primary Academic Program: Latin American and Iberian Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Human Rights, Language and Thinking Program, Literature, Spanish Studies
Academic Expertise: Latin American and Iberian Studies
Area of Specialization: Latin American Literature
Biography:Professor Caso’s areas of expertise include Hispanic languages and literature and Latin American literature. She is the author of Practicing Memory in Central American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); has contributed a chapter to The Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature; and explored the implications of literacy in “‘Walking the Path of Letters’: Negotiating Assimilation and Difference in Contemporary Mayan Literature,” published in CHASQUI: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. Additionally, her work has been published in scholarly journals such as Revista Iberoamericana and Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos, among others; and she has contributed to critical compilations analyzing novelists such as Manlio Argueta and Rosa María Britton. Her research interests include 19th- and 20th-century narratives of Latin America, Central American literature, subaltern studies, memory and literature, the cultural production of collective identities, the limits of representation through writing, literature and human rights, ethics and representation, and theories of space and place. Teaching interests include Spanish for heritage speakers, Latin American testimonio, the city in Latin American fiction, literature of human rights in Latin America, historical fiction, and crafting Mayan identities.
AB, Harvard University; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley. At Bard since 2004.
- Research Interests: 19th and 20th century narrative of Latin America; Central American literature; Subaltern studies; Memory and literature; the cultural production of collective identities; the limits of representation through writing
- Teaching Interests: Latin American testimonio; The City in Latin American Fiction;; Literature of Human Rights in Latin America;; Historical Fiction; Crafting Mayan Identities
- Other Interests: Literature and Human Rights; Ethics and representation; Theories of Space and Place
Contact:Phone: 845-758-6822 x6073