THENESOYA V. MARTÍN DE LA NUEZ
Visiting Assistant Professor in Iberian and Transoceanic Studies. University of California, Davis.
Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez is a scholar of Modern and Contemporary (Pen)Insular Studies* and the Global Hispanophone —African and Asian literature in Spanish. Her research focuses on transoceanic imaginaries, postcolonial insular voices, and colonialism's repercussions in 21st century (Pen)Insular Spanish culture.
As a public scholar, she is the creator of CISLANDERUS cultural project about Canarian emigration to the U.S. Her work has resulted in a major traveling exhibition and a documentary film.
*I first proposed the concept (Pen)Insular Studies in my dissertation at Harvard University, Insular Syntax: Archipelagic Thinking and Relational Literature (2020), as a new and more inclusive term that incorporates and visibilize the traditionally neglected archipelagic spaces of Spain within the field of Spanish literary and cultural studies. Martin De la Nuez, Thenesoya Vidina, and Harvard University. Graduate School of Arts Sciences. Insular Syntax. Archipelagic Thinking and Relational Literature. 2020.