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University of Delaware209 Jastak-Burgess HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassAAC1E357084A4772A544135599A8F976"><div>I grew up in West Philadelphia and have studied/researched/traveled in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Perú, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Spain, and Mexico. Before coming to UD I taught at Columbia and UPenn. My research is on monsters and monstrosity in Latin America, and I also write and teach about Latin American film, urban space and power, gender and sexuality, detective fiction, and the Caribbean. My book From Amazons to Zombies was described as "An accessible and super generative study of how monstrosity—including the cannibal—was a trope used by European colonizers because they were idiots" —Joseph Pierce.<br></div><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass295AB4921D0D4D498E50E4111169915C"><p>PhD (Spanish), University of Pennsylvania<br>BA (Political Science), Barnard College, Columbia University​​</p></div><div class="ExternalClass48F42D4469B54D58A744AD59CB53B7ED">​<p><em><em>From Amazons to Zombies: Monsters in Latin America</em><br></em></p><p><em><em>African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States</em><br></em></p><p><em>Crimes Against the State, Crimes Against Persons. Detective Fiction in Latin America</em><br><em> </em><br>Selected book chapters and articles:<br></p><ul><li>Afrofuturismo, <em>The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Latin American Literary and Cultural Forms</em>, ed. Guillermina de Ferrari and Mariano Siskind. Routledge, 2021</li><li>Senderos que se bifurcan: de Chesterton a Borges, <em>Grupo Sur, peronismo y género policial</em>, ed. Gerardo Pignatiello and Román Setton. Editorial Libros Medio Siglo, 2021</li><li>El Hambre Nueva: Puerto Rico en el capitalismo tardío, <em>Contracorriente: Mutantes y monstruos</em>, ed. María del Carmen Caña Jiménez. UNC Press, 2020.</li><li><a href="https://www.academia.edu/41868039/Elpidio_Vald%C3%A9s">Elpidio Valdés</a>, <em>A Cuban Cinema</em><em> </em><em>Companion</em>, 2019</li><li><a href="https://www.academia.edu/40610762/Borges_Latin_American_Detective_Fiction_and_the_City_BORGES_LATIN_AMERIKA_POLISIYE_EDEBIY_ATI_VE_%C5%9EEHIR">Borges, Latin American Detective Fiction and the City</a>, <em>221B</em>, July 2019</li><li><a href="https://www.academia.edu/39391238/Song_of_the_Sirenas_Mermaids_in_Latin_America_and_the_Caribbean">Song of the Sirenas: Mermaids in Latin America and the Caribbean</a>, <em>Scaled for Success: The</em><em> </em><em>Internationalisation</em><em> </em><em>of the Mermaid</em>. Ed. Philip Hayward. Indiana, 2018</li><li><a href="https://www.academia.edu/35348268/Listening_to_the_Amazons">Listening to the Amazons</a>, <em>Listening to Our Monsters</em>, special issue of LISTENING vol. 52 no. 3 (Fall 2017)<br></li><li><a href="https://www.academia.edu/35372232/Pedro_Cabiya_s_Caribbean_Grotesque">Pedro Cabiya's Caribbean Grotesque</a>, <em>Latin American Gothic in Literature and Culture</em> (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature), 2017</li><li><a href="https://www.academia.edu/35372266/True_Crime_Crime_Fiction_and_Journalism_in_Mexico">True Crime, Crime Fiction and Journalism in Mexico</a>, <em>Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction</em>, ed. David Schmid and Andrew Pepper. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.​<br></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassE535151CAA75429EB2A99E82C42565E6"><p>Sex and Gender in Latin America<br>Amazons to Zombies – Monsters in Latin America<br>Azúcar, salsa y santería - Spanish Caribbean<br>Latin American Film<br>Latin American Cities<br>Latin American Civilizations 1492–present<br>Spanish 303 and 304 - Latin American Literature surveys<br>Spanish 200<br>Critical Reading (graduate)</p><p><a href="https://udapps.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/search-results?term=2218&search_type=A&course_sec=&session=All&course_title=&instr_name=braham&text_info=All&campus=&instrtn_mode=All&time_start_hh=&time_start_ampm=&credit=Any&keyword=&geneduc=&subj_area_code=&college="><strong>Instructor Schedule</strong></a><br></p><p><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass36B51AAC315B46AE8DE6E1028E6497F2"><p></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><a href="https://udapps.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/courseInfo?&courseid=029174&offernum=1&term=2218&session=1&section=010">SPAN475010</a></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;">SEX & GENDER IN LATIN AMERICA</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;">MWF</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;">11:15AM - 12:05PM</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;">PRN229</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><a href="https://udapps.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/courseInfo?&courseid=029111&offernum=1&term=2218&session=1&section=010">SPAN326010</a> LEC</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Latin American Civilization and Culture</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MWF</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">1:25PM - 2:15PM</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MTH001</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">OFFICE</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MWF</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">9 - 10 AM</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">JBH209​<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p></div>DegreesPublicationsCourses TaughtOffice Hoursbraham@udel.eduBraham, Persephone<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/2020-pb-head.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorSpanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies

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