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Thomas F. AndersonThomas F. Anderson

William M. Scholl Professor of Latin American Literature
Department Chair, Romance Languages and Literatures
(PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1998)
126 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Latin America, Hispanic Caribbean.

Thematic interests: Hispanic Caribbean literature and culture; Afro-Cuban studies, human rights, U.S.-Latin American relations.

Selected Publications:

Editor, Piñera Corresponsal: una vida literaria en cartas (Instituto Internacional de Literatura IberoAmericana, 2016)

Carnival Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo
(University Press of Florida, 2011)

Everything Everything in its Place: The Life and Works of Virgilio Piñera (Bucknell University Press, 2006)


  •  “‘I Am an American Writer:’ An Interview with Daniel Alarcón” (with Marisel Moreno), MELUS Journal 39, 4 (Winter 2014)

  • “Piñera y la política: escritos en Revolución y Lunes,” in Revista Iberoamericana (2009)

  • “Inconsistent Depictions of Afro-Cubans and Their Cultural Manifestations in the Early Poetry Marcelino Arozarena,” Afro-Hispanic Review 27, 2 (2008)

  • “Carnival, Cultural Debate, and Cuban Identity in ‘La comparsa’ and ‘Comparsa habanera,’” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2006)

  • “Hunger and Revolution: A New Reading of Virgilio Piñera’s El flaco y el gordo,Latin American Theatre Review (2005)

  • “The Politics of Consumption and Excretion in “Termina el Desfile” by Reinaldo Arenas,” Caribe (2001–2002)

  • “Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Images of Collective Suffering in the Poetry of Pedro Mir,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2001)





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Latin American/North America Church Concerns

Notre Dame Award

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International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

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