Agnes Lugo-Ortiz

Romance Languages & Literatures

Agnes Lugo-Ortiz is Associate Professor in Latin American Literature; the Center for Latin American Studies; the Center for Gender Studies; the Center for Race, Culture and Society; and the Project Towards a New Americas Studies. She specializes in 19th-century Latin American Literature and the history of 19th- and 20th-century Caribbean culture. Primarily focusing on the relationship between culture and modern socio-political identities, her work includes Identidades Imaginadas: Biografía y nacionalidad en el horizonte de la guerra (Cuba 1860–1898), published by University of Puerto Rico in 1998, and an ongoing book-length project entitled Riddles of Modern Identity: Biography and Visual Portraiture in Slaveholding Cuba (1760–1886). Since 1994, she has served on the advisory board of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.