THENESOYA V. MARTÍN DE LA NUEZ
Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies, Trinity College, CT.
An interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Martín De la Nuez's research and teaching focus on Modern and Contemporary Pen/Insular Studies* and the Global Hispanophone—African and Asian literature in Spanish. Among her research interests are transoceanic imaginaries, postcolonial insular voices, and colonialism's repercussions in 21st-century Pen/Insular Spanish culture (a new term she proposes for the so-called Peninsular Studies).
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 or (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.