Jose Quiroga, Professor of Spanish at Emory University
Professor Jose Quiroga was born in Havana, Cuba, and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a B.A. in English and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Spanish American Literature. Before joining the Emory faculty in 2002, he taught at The George Washington University and has been a visiting professor at Columbia, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. His research interests are contemporary Latin American and Latino literature and culture, gender and queer studies, contemporary Cuba and the Caribbean, Latin American poetry, and the relationship between visual and literary texts. He is the author most recently of Cuban Palimpsests (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) and, in collaboration with Daniel Balderston, Sexualidades en Disputa (Buenos Aires: Ricardo Rojas, 2005). In addition he has also published Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America (New York University Press, 2001) and Understanding Octavio Paz (University of South Carolina Press, 2000). He has been an invited speaker at numerous U.S. and foreign universities, and is the author of essays and articles that have appeared in edited collections on Caribbean Studies, Queer Studies and Latino Cultures, and in journals such as Social Text, MLN, La Torre, Hispania, as well as in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation, and The San Juan Star. He is co-editor of two book series at Palgrave Macmillan, titled New Directions in Latino American Cultures and New Concepts in Latino American Cultures, and has been a member of the Board at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) in New York. At Emory, he has served as a member of the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity, and he is also a member of the MLA Committee on the Literatures of Peoples of Color in the United States and Canada.
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