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Office Phone: 416-585-4438
Office Location: NF 337
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Degrees: PhD (Emory, 2003)

Néstor E. Rodríguez is a Professor of Latin American Literature and Caribbean Studies. He is the author of Escrituras de desencuentro en la República Dominicana (2005), translated into English as Divergent Dictions: Contemporary Dominican Literature (2010), and two books of essays: Crítica para tiempos de poco fervor (2009) and Interposiciones (2019). He has written on Dominican, Cuban and Puerto Rican cultural production, particularly on issues of race and nationalism in literature, on the role of intellectuals in Hispanic Caribbean societies and on Latin American poetry. He has also published five poetry collections: Animal pedestre (San Juan, 2004), El desasido (Mexico City, 2009), Limo (Rio de Janeiro, 2018), Poesía reunida (Santo Domingo, 2018) and Ojo de agua: antología poética (2001-2021) (Toronto, ICE).

Selected Publications:

  • Escrituras de desencuentro en la República Dominicana. Mexico: Siglo XXI, 2005.
  • Pedro Henríquez Ureña. Versos. Ed. and Intro. by Néstor E. Rodríguez. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Nacional, 2012.
  • Pedro Henríquez Ureña. México o el hermano definidor. Ed. and Intro. by Néstor E. Rodríguez and Berenice Villagómez. Mexico City: El Colegio de México, 2013.
  • “Pedro Henríquez Ureña: la política de la errancia,” in Pedro Henríquez Ureña y los estudios latinoamericanos, ed. Eva Guerrero. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2011. 341-368.
  • “The Twilight Zone: Puerto Rico's Cultural Identity in the Work of José Luis González,” in Perspectives on the “Other America”: Comparative Approaches to Caribbean and Latin American Culture, ed. M. Niblett and K. Oloff, eds. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 155-174.