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Emily Maguire

Associate Professor

Ph.D. New York University
Emily Maguire specializes in modern Latin American literature and culture, with a focus on the Hispanic Caribbean and its diasporas. Her first book Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography (University Press of Florida, 2011; 2nd edition 2018) shows how Cuban writers in the first half of the twentieth century drew from both ethnography and literature in their re-valorization of Afro-Cuban culture as a source of Cuban-ness. Maguire is the co-editor, with Antonio Córdoba, of Posthumanism in Latin American Science Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). Her articles have appeared in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Estudios, Small Axe, A Contracorriente, ASAP/Journal, and The Routledge Companion to Latino Literature, among other places.
Professor Maguire’s second book, Tropical Time Machines: Science Fiction in the Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean, forthcoming from University Press of Florida, explores the relationship between science fiction and temporality in recent Caribbean cultural production. Portions of this project have been published as: “Deformaciones literarias: Embriología, genealogía y ciencia ficción en El Informe Cabrera de José ‘Pepe’ Liboy” (Revista Iberoamericana 2017), and “The Heart of a Zombie: Dominican Literature’s Sentient Undead.” (Alambique: Revista Académica de Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía 2018).

Professor Maguire is affiliated with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Latina and Latino Studies Program. She is also on the core faculty of the Poetry & Poetics Colloquium (PPC), the principal forum for cross-disciplinary, trans-historical scholarship on poetics at Northwestern.

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