Chairman of FLL and Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
Director of the Kaye Scholarship and
Co-Director of the Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Foreign Languages & Literatures
Ph.D., M. Phil., M.A., Yale University; B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University,
Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature and Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Director of the Kaye Scholarship Program and Co-Director of the Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa at CCNY. Recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Faculty Service in the Division of Humanities and Arts in 2014. Dr. Riobó's research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Cuban and Argentine literature and cultures. He has done field research in Havana at the Cuban National Library, as well as in Argentina, France, Portugal, and Spain. He has published articles and reviews on Manuel Puig, Severo Sarduy, Sigüenza y Góngora, nineteenth-century Argentine literature, Ezra Pound, and Italian and Spanish Medieval Literature, in major journals. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript on the figure of the captive in the development of national identity in Argentine literature and culture as well as on an article about Severo Sarduy's Colibrí and its relationship to virtual archives in cyberspace. He has taught at Yale University, SUNY Binghamton, and Columbia University. His publications include the books Sub-versions of the Archive: Manuel Puig's and Severo Sarduy's Alternative Identities (Bucknell University Press, 2011); Cuban Intersection of Literary and Urban Spaces (SUNY Press, 2011); Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization (Paradigm Press, 2013); and, among his many peer-reviewed article is, "Raiding the Anales of the Empire: Sarduy's Subversions of the Latin American Boom," Hispanic Review. 81.3 (2013): 331-352, for which he won in 2014 the Latin American Studies Association's (LASA) Sylvia Molloy award for the best peer-reviewed article published in 2013.
Ph.D., Yale University.
B.A., Columbia University.
Nineteenth-century Argentine captivity narratives.
Contemporary Cuban literature and culture.
Literary and cultural theories.
Medieval literature and Romance philology.
Sub-versions of the Archive: Manuel Puig's and Severo Sarduy's Alternative Identities (Bucknell University Press, 2011)
Cuban Intersections of Literary and Urban Spaces (SUNY Press, 2011)
Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization (Paradigm Press, 2013)
"Raiding the Anales of the Empire: Sarduy's Subversions of the Latin American Boom" [Hispanic Review 81.3 (2013): 331-352]