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Paula C. Park

Associate Professor of Spanish

Romance Languages, 205

Associate Professor, Latin American Studies


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BA Rutgers, the State University
MA University of Texas Austin
PHD University of Texas Austin

Paula C. Park

Park's research and teaching interests are Latin American literature/culture and Philippine literature in Spanish and English from the twentieth century. She focuses on exile writers, Orientalism, Asian diasporas, and transpacific studies. Her articles have been published in Hispanic Review, HispanófilaSymplokeJournal of Spanish Cultural StudiesComparative Literature and Culture, Iberoromania, and Transmodernity, among others. She also has book chapters on Cuban writers Severo Sarduy and Daína Chaviano in the edited volumes TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature (2014) and Critical Insights: Contemporary Latin American Fiction (2017). Park's Intercolonial Intimacies: Relinking Latin/o America to the Philippines, 1898-1964 (U of Pittsburgh P 2022) reexamines the geographically bound and politically charged definitions of Latinidad and Hispanidad by analyzing the work of twentieth-century Filipino and Latin American writers, cultural critics, and diplomats. Her current research project focuses on Latin American and Caribbean literature and diplomatic archives on the Pacific from the nineteenth century to the present.

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FALL 2024: on leave