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Romina Wainberg


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20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature
Ontology of Literature
Philosophy of Technology
History of Extractivism
Inter-Cosmological Metaphysics
LGBTQ+ Studies

Romina Wainberg

[Bear with me while I zero in on my dissertaton prospectus... ]
I'm interested in Latin American aesthetics' potential for challenging and/or expanding the onto-epistemological breadth of other fields of knowledge; some of the intersections that I've explored so far include: media theory, philosophy of technology, and science fiction; motion graphics and aesthetic computing; plastic art and philosophy of art; post-modern novels and theories of individuation; Amerindian thought, contemporary metaphysics, and short fiction; feminist philosophy and perspectival anthropology; poetry, gender identity laws, and LGBTQ+ approaches to the gender/sex dyad. I've also worked on the relationship between extractivism and aesthetics in Portugal and Brazil—in particular, I've looked at the tension between gemstones' crystal structure, their historical aestheticization, and the forced and exploitative labor inherent in their geological extraction.
I am the Graduate Student Coordinator of the DLCL Focal Unit materia and the DLCL Research Group The Gothic

In 2020-2021, I'll be teaching:
- ILAC 161: Modern Latin American Literature with Prof. Héctor Hoyos (Fall)
- ILAC 139: Jaguars and Labyrinths: A Survey of South American Short Fiction with Prof. Vincent Barletta and Nelson Shuchmacher Endebo (Winter)
- ILAC 1XX: Resisting Coloniality: Then and Now with Leonardo Velloso-Lyons (Summer) 



Now Studying...

2017-: Ph.D., Iberian and Latin American Cutlures, Stanford University

2016-: Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America


M.Phil., Hispanic Studies, University of Glasgow 

B.A., Modern Literature and Literary Theory, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Spec., Narrative Writing, Casa de Letras