Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Lee Skinner

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Spanish and Portuguese

  • Ph.D., 1996, Emory University, Spanish
  • B.A., 1991, Brown University, Comparative Literature
Academic Experience
  • Professor and Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College, Tulane University, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Dean of the Faculty, Claremont McKenna College, 2013 – 2019
  • Professor, Claremont McKenna College, 2017 – 2019
  • Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College, 2008 – 2017
  • Associate Professor, University of Kansas, 2002 – 2008
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, 1996 – 2002
Research & Teaching Specializations:
  • Latin American literature, national identity in 19th-century Spanish American literature and culture, food studies, gender and sexuality studies
Related Experience
  • Editorial Board, Decimonónica, Fall 2003 – present
  • Co-editor (with Christopher Conway), Siglo Diecinueve: special issue “Consumo”. 21: 2015
  • Reviewer for PMLA, Hispanic Review, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Letras Femeninas, A contracorriente, Decimonónica, Journal of Popular Romance Studies, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, University of Nebraska Press, Houghton Mifflin, Prentice Hall.
  • Co-organizer, 23rd annual conference of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, Oct. 10-12, 2013.
  • Summer Grant, Gould Center for the Humanities, Summer 2011
  • W.T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Kansas, Fall 2007
  • Hall Center for the Humanities Fellowship, University of Kansas, Spring 2004
  • Cramer Teaching Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas, 1999
  • Spanish
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. “The Turn to the Object: Recent Developments in the Field of Nineteenth Century Latin American Cultural and Literary Studies”. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. LII, 2.
  • Forthcoming. “Banquets, Politics and Representation in Nineteenth-Century Colombia”. Revista de Estudios Colombianos.
  • 2019. “Ambivalence and Representations of Women’s Work in Nineteenth-Century Spanish American Writing, 1861-1896”. Latin American Research Review 54:3, 1-14.
  • 2018. “Identidades interseccionales: La clase socioeconómica, el género, y la raza en Isaacs y Acosta de Samper.” A Isaacs lo que es de Isaacs. Ed. Darío Henao Restrepo. Cali, Colombia: Programa Editorial Universidad del Valle. 343-385.
  • 2016. Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850-1910. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • 2016. “La movilidad femenina en Teresa la limeña”. Voces diversas: Nuevas lecturas de Soledad Acosta de Samper. Eds. Carolina Alzate and Isabel Corpas de Posada. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo y Ediciones Uniandes. 137-151.
  • 2014. “The Functions of Landscape in Jorge Isaacs and Soledad Acosta de Samper”. Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 68:1 (Spring 2014): 12-24.
  • 2013. “Juana Manuela Gorriti, heroína nacional”. Perfiles del heroismo en la literatura hispánica de entresiglos (XIX-XX). Eds. Luis Álvarez-Castro and Denise DuPont. Valladolid, Spain: Editorial Verdelis. 29-43.
  • 2013. “Identity, Engagement, and the Space of the River in Cumandá”. Troubled Waters: Rivers in the Latin American Imagination. Eds. Ana Mutis and Elisabeth Pettinaroli. Hispanic Issues On Line 12 (Spring 2013).

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