Araceli Tinajero

Professor of Spanish

Main Affiliation

Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

Building

North Academic Center

Office

5/218C

Phone

212-650-6382

Araceli Tinajero

Profile

Araceli Tinajero was born and raised in Mexico City.  Before joining CUNY, she taught Japanese at the University of Wales in Great Britain and Spanish at Middlebury and Yale. She teaches at the Graduate Center and is the co-founder of the Mexican Study Group at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and the founder of The Mexican Collection / La Colección Mexicana/ at CCNY Libraries.

Tinajero’s research focuses on Transpacific Studies, Orientalism, Caribbean Studies, and LGBT+ writers.  

She is the author of:

  • A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan. Trans. Veronica Karpoich. Palgrave 2021.Historia cultural de los hispanohablantes en Japón, 2019.
  • Kokoro, una mexicana en Japón (Eng. Kokoro: A Mexican Woman in Japan). 2012 & 2016.
  • El lector de tabaquería. HONORABLE MENTION PREMIO CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS (Eng. El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader) 2007 & 2010.
  • Orientalismo en el modernismo hispanoamericano, 2002.

Tinajero has edited:

  • Cultura y letras cubanas en el siglo XXI, 2010.
  • Exilio y cosmopolitismo en el arte y la literatura hispánica, 2016.
  • Orientalisms of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian World, 2015.

And co-edited:

  • Technology and Culture in Twentieth Century México (with J. Brian Freeman), 2012.
  • Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts: New Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Social Change (with Mauricio Font), 2015.

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Courses Taught

(GC) = The Graduate Center
(CCNY) = The City College of New York

- Orientalismos en la literatura hispánica y el mundo de habla portuguesa (GC)
- Latin American Society & Literature (GC)
- Literatura y exilio (GC and CCNY)
- Contemporary Spanish Drama (CCNY)
- Romanticism in Spanish-American Literature (CCNY)
- Spanish-American Theater (CCNY)
- Modernism in Spanish-American Poetry (CCNY)
- Topics in Spanish American Civilization I (CCNY)
- Topics in Spanish American Civilization II (CCNY)
- Masterworks of Spanish Literature II (CCNY)
- Independent Study (CCNY)
- Spanish American Literature of the 19th Century (CCNY)
- Spanish American Colonial Literature (CCNY)
- Studies in Spanish American Literature (CCNY)
- Practice in Writing Spanish (CCNY)
- Problems of Spanish Grammar (CCNY)
- Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Listeners I (CCNY)
- Intermediate Spanish (CCNY)
- Introductory Spanish II (CCNY)
- Introductory Spanish I (CCNY)

Publications

PUBLICATIONS - BOOKS ONLY
 
A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan. Trans. Veronica Karpoich. (Palgrave, 2021). SPANISH: Historia cultural de los hispanohablantes en Japón. (Escribana, 2019).

Kokoro: A Mexican Woman in Japan. Trans. Daniel Shapiro. (Escribana, 2017). SPANISH: Kokoro, una mexicana en Japón. (Verbum 2012).

Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts: New Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Social Change.  (Paradigm Press, 2014). Co-editor, with Mauricio Font.

Orientalisms of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian World. (Escribana, 2014). Editor.

Exilio y cosmopolitismo en el arte y la literatura hispánica. (Verbum, 2013). Editor.

Technology and Culture in Twentieth Century Mexico.  (University of Alabama Press, 2013). Co-Editor, with J. Brian Freeman.

Cultura y letras cubanas en el siglo XXI.  (Iberoamericana, 2010). Editor.

El lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader. (University  of Texas Press, 2010).
SPANISH: El lector de tabaquería. (Verbum, 2007).

Orientalismo en el modernismo hispanoamericano (Purdue University Press, 2004).​