Gabriela Lomba Guzman

Classics 116
Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Caribbean literature; Caribbean cultural history; postcolonial studies; carceral studies; critical race studies; Cuba; Haiti
Education: BA, Haverford College, 2018

My research looks at the emergence of the prison as a literary topos of the Caribbean’s twentieth century. I foreground different modes of carcerality—slavery, penal colonies, forced labor, correctional facilities, and political imprisonment—in order to investigate how the prison became a crucial literary theme for Caribbean writers attempting to theorize, narrativize, and represent the region. More broadly, I am also interested in politics of language, revolutionary history, and the afterlife of slavery as they manifest in the literary and cultural histories of the Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean.

Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean (2020-2021, 2021-2022)

Teaching Experience:
Introduction to Latinx Literature (CA, Winter 2021)

Introduction to Latin American Civilization III (TA, Spring 2022)