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Hortensia Calvo


  • Licenciatura, Philosophy, Universidad de Los Andes, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia, 1980
  • M.A., Spanish and Spanish American Literature, University of Illinois, 1984
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Spanish, 1990

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University, 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1990-1996


  • Summer Research Grants, Princeton University, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Research Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, 1988
  • Edward A. and Samuel C. Suisman Fellowship, Yale University, 1986-1987


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Overseas Experience

  • Colombia
  • Mexico

Related Experience

Selected Publications

  • 2019. “Crescent City Connections to Latin America: A History of the Latin American Library at Tulane University.” With Guillermo Náñez Falcón. Latin American Librarianship in the Twenty-first Century: Libraries, Collaborations and New Approaches. Gayle W
  • 2018. “Unpublished Letters from Sor Juana’s Mentor, María Luisa Manrique de Lara y Gonzaga: Correspondence from The Latin American Library, Tulane University” SALALM LX Papers, New Orleans: SALALM.
  • 2016. “Latin America.” A Companion to the History of the Book. 2nd revised edition. Edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose. Oxford, UK; New York, NY: Blackwell.
  • 2015. “Cartas de Lysi: La mecenas de sor Juana en correspondencia inédita.” Co-author with Beatriz Colombi. Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert; Mexico: Bonilla Editores.
  • 2003. “The Politics of Print: The Historiography of the Book in Early Spanish America.” Book History. 5.

Stone Center Departments

The Stone Center, Latin American Library

People Classification


Tulane Affiliation

Administrator, Core Faculty


South America