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Assistant Professor of English and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Eric Morales-Franceschini (PhD, UC Berkeley) specializes in postcolonial and poststructuralist theory, liberation philosophy, and critical Caribbean and Latino/a Studies.  His book manuscript, A Passion for the Impossible: the mambí sublime and liberatory horizons in the Cuban imaginary, looks to literature, historiography, cinema, and monuments to tease out what revolutionary virtues the mambí, the 19th century independence soldier, has come to convey as well as foreclose in the Cuban political imaginary.  His scholarly works on racial and state formations in revolutionary Haiti, Afro-Caribbean figurations of the abject, the affinities of Nuyorican literature and solidarity economics, and the cinematic iconography of Cuba Libre are published in or under review at Annals, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, New Formations, and Small Axe, respectively.

A James B. Duke fellow at Duke University and Chancellor’s fellow at UC Berkeley, Professor Morales-Franceschini has also been the recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

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