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Ethel Barja Cuyutupa

Ethel Barja Cuyutupa

Bio

Ph. D. Brown University 2021. Originally from Peru, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Salisbury University and the director of Gociterra. She specializes in Latinx and Latin American literature and culture, with an emphasis on the Caribbean and the Andes. Specifically, the Twentieth and Twentieth First Century transnational circuits of cultural production. Currently, she works on the interaction of the Cuban revolution’s cultural history with Latin American poetry. Her scholarly work appeared in Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Inti: Revista de Literatura Hispánica, Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, and Hispanic Journal. She is also the author of the poetry collections Trofeo imaginado entre dientes (2011), Gravitaciones / Gravitations (2013; 2017), Insomnio vocal (2016), Travesía invertebrada / Rambling Journey (2019), and Hope is Tanning on a Nudist Beach (2022). Her work can be found in Voces al norte de la cordillera: Antología de voces andinas en los Estados Unidos (2016), Hostos Review, Los Bárbaros (EE.UU.), Stadtsprachen Magazin, alba.lateinamerika lesen, Lateinamerika Nachrichten (Germany), and Revista Lucerna (Peru). She participated in Latinale International Poetry Festival in 2018 (Germany) and received Cartografía Poética Prize (Peru) in 2019 and the Oversound Chapbook Prize in 2021. Her work has been translated into French, German, Portuguese, and English. She holds a BA in Literature and Linguistics by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and an MA in Hispanic Literature and Culture by University of Illinois at Chicago. Visit www.ethelbarja.com