Nicole Caso

Associate Professor of Spanish; Coordinator of Latin American and Iberian Studies; Director of Spanish Studies


Office: Seymour 201 (Warden's Hall)
Phone: 845-758-6822 x6073

Primary Academic Program: Latin American and Iberian Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Human Rights, Spanish Studies
Academic Expertise: Latin American and Iberian Studies
Area of Specialization: Latin American Literature

A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Areas of specialty: Hispanic languages and literature, Latin American literature. Author, Practicing Memory in Central American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Work published in scholarly journals such as Revista Iberoamericana and Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos; contributions to critical compilations analyzing various novelists such as Manlio Argueta and Rosa María Britton. At Bard since 2004.

Research Interests: 19th and 20th century narrative of Latin America; Central American literature; Subaltern studies; Memory and literature; the cultural production of collective identities; the limits of representation through writing

Teaching Interests: Latin American testimonio; The City in Latin American Fiction; Literature of Human Rights in Latin America; Historical Fiction; Crafting Mayan Identities Other Interests: Literature and Human Rights; Ethics and representation; Theories of Space and Place