Mariana Romo-Carmona is Adjunct Associate Professor at City College, CUNY, where she teaches in the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program (LALS). She has taught Spanish and Spanish literature in the Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures Department, and Latin American literature in the English Department. Her teaching experience includes the MFA Program in Creative Writing, Goddard College (1994-2006), and the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Labor Studies, CUNY (2001-2012). Dr. Romo-Carmona has participated as keynote speaker, panel moderator and presenter, at academic and literary conferences.
Mariana Romo-Carmona graduated from the University of Connecticut, Storrs (BA, 1982); she earned her masters degree at City College (MA Spanish, 2014), and her PhD in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures and Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY, in 2019. She received the Monette-Horwitz Dissertation Award from CLAGS, 2019, for her doctoral dissertation, “Una enunciación intersticial: la poética del destierro de Carlos de Rokha.”
Interests include the poetry of the Chilean Vanguard (1930s); Latin American literature from the Southern Cone to the Antilles; the literature of Black and Indigenous people of color in queer and feminist activism in late 20th century; Latin American migrations, and Latina/o writers in Latinx Studies in the 21st century. She received the Monette-Horwitz Dissertation Award from CLAGS, 2019, for her doctoral dissertation, “Una enunciación intersticial: la poética del destierro de Carlos de Rokha.”
Sobrevivir y otros complejos: Narrative Poems in Englillano. New York: Escritorial Press, 2011.
Speaking Like an Immigrant. A Collection of Short Fiction. Revised and expanded edition. New York: Escritorial Press, 2010.
Conversaciones: Relatos por padres y madres de hijas lesbianas e hijos gay. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2001.
Speaking like an Immigrant. Short Fiction. First ed. New York: Latina Lesbian History Project, 1999.
Living at Night. A novel. Duluth: Spinsters Ink, 1997.
Queer City. Co-editors Robinson, Harold, Ira Silverberg, and Jacqueline Woodson. New York: The Portable Lower East Side, 1992.
Conditions: Feminist Literary Journal - Editorial Board 1988-1992
Cuentos: Stories by Latinas. Co-editors: Gómez, Alma and Cherrie Moraga. New York: Kitchen Table Press, 1983.
Book Review, “Pablo de Rokha: Architecture of Dispersed Life. Selected Poems. Edited and translated by Urayoán Noel”. Latin American Review 98, June, 2019.
Translations - (2011-present):
"The Heresiarch and the Madman. Poetry by Carlos de Rokha and Mahfud Massís". Work in progress.
Teaming: Monica’s Dream, by Jil Van Eyle and Mercedes Salvador. New York: Escritorial Press, 2012.
The Girl with Sadness in her Eyes. (La muchacha de los ojos tristes: Poemas, homenajes y estrés), by Noemí Trujillo Giacomelli. New York: Escritorial Press, 2011.
Viviendo campo a través: Memoir, poems and stories, by Mercedes Salvador Acevedo. New York: Escritorial Press, 2011.