About Wanda Rivera-Rivera
Professor Wanda Rivera-Rivera received her PhD at Harvard University in 2006. She started her tenure track appointment at the Department of Hispanic Studies that same year. Her research areas include the relationship between literary studies and political philosophy, Hispanic Caribbean prison narratives and Poetics. She teaches courses on Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Intellectual and Cultural History of the Hispanic Caribbean and U.S Latino Literatures. She also teaches all the levels of language courses in the Spanish Major. Her current book project is titled Narrativas del encierro: cárcel y creación en el Caribe insular hispánico, and examines the cultural production of Hispanic Caribbean writers, artists and insurgents who were subjected to physical and political constraints in different socio-historical contexts of imprisonment.