Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
|Department:||Department of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures|
|Office Address:||Balch 212|
|Office Phone:||(909) 607-3359|
Gabriela Bacsan (Balch 211) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures at Scripps College. She earned her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Political Science at UC Berkeley. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Literature, with a specialization in Latin American Cultural Studies, at UC San Diego. Her fields of interest are Caribbean studies, transnational and intersectional representations and conceptualizations of queerness in Latin America, historical memory studies, critical geographies, and tourism studies. Her research centers on Cuban literatures and cultures with a focus on the intersections of gender, race, and sexuality. Her book project examines how contemporary cultural productions by Cuban women both within the island and in the diaspora explore and challenge contemporary transformations of urban space, the effects of migration, and the implications of post-soviet subject formation of Cuban womanhood in Havana since the 1990s. One of the articles she is currently preparing for publication examines the Cuban Ministry of Tourism’s current marketing campaign, focusing specifically on how gender, race, and authenticity are deployed to sell the island as paradise.