About

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Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez (PhD, Harvard University) is currently working as an Instructor at the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University, North Carolina. She has worked as a full-time Visiting Instructor at the Department of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College, New York. During 2020-2021, she is a FAS Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.

She was born and raised in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, but has spent most of her adult life in Madrid, where she worked in press (El Mundo, Hachette Filipacchi). Thenesoya holds an M.A. and B.A. in Comparative Literature at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and a B.A. degree in Hispanic Philology at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a year at the Università Degli Studi di Torino, Italy.

While pursuing her PhD at Harvard, she created the cultural project CISLANDERUS, about the Canarian immigration to the United States. This research has resulted in an archive of more than 100 interviews and 8,000 photographs, as well as a documentary film, Canarians in the United States, which I have curated into a travelling exhibition both in Spain and the United States. She is currently working on the project's book.


  • 2020, PhD Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

  • 2012, MA Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.

  • 2009, MA Literary Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • 2008, BA Comparative Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • 2004, BA Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.