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Dara E. Goldman is an Associate Professor of Spanish, specializing in contemporary Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures, gender and sexualities studies and cultural studies. She is the author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean (Bucknell Univ. Press, 2008) and is currently completing a project on how recent Cuban cultural production challenges dominant depictions of the island as a land frozen in time, available for touristic consumption, or as a model of anti-imperial resilience. The book analyzes literature, film, and music that challenges such depictions, unearthing the conditions they mask. She has also published articles on how Caribbean identities are represented in contemporary literature and film, on gender in Caribbean music, and on Jewish cultural production. Professor Goldman has served as Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies and currently chairs the Global Diaspora and Migration Initiative. She also holds appointments as Affiliate Faculty in several camps units, including the Comparative and World Literatures, Center for Global Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, Latina/Latino Studies and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory.

Research Interests

  • Hispanic Caribbean (Cuba, Domincan Republic, Puerto Rico)
  • Latin America
  • U.S. Caribbean/Latino

Professional Information

My work examines the persistent role of the national in a transnational and globalized world. As a result, I examine forms of literary and cultural expression that engage both the local and the translocal. My current scholarship focuses on topics such as Latin American detective fiction, music and mobility, gender in reggaetón, Jewish cultural production in Cuba, and the evolving role of "diaspora" and diasporic studies in contemporary cultural studies.

Education/Academic qualification

M.A., Columbia University

B.A., Columbia University

Ph.D., Emory University

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Cuba Social Sciences
Puerto Rico Social Sciences
virtual reality Social Sciences
Latin America Social Sciences
performance Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
music Social Sciences
mass culture Social Sciences

Research Output 1996 2018

Walk like a woman, talk like a man: Ivy Queen's troubling of gender

Goldman, D. E., Nov 1 2017, In : Latino Studies. 15, 4, p. 439-457 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

gender
music
mass culture
femininity
masculinity

Activities 1999 2016

Ver es saber: analizando la representación de las identidades latinas en el ciberespacio

Dara Ellen Goldman (Speaker)
Oct 2006

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Lines in the Sand: Guantánamo and the Representation of ‘Enemy Territory’ in Cuba

Dara Ellen Goldman (Speaker)
Jan 2006

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Forgetting, Denial, Repression, and Failure: The Other Side of Memory Representation

Dara Ellen Goldman (Speaker)
Jun 2016

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Looking Like a Lesbian Narrative: Towards a Queer Latina Poetics

Dara Ellen Goldman (Speaker)
Feb 2004

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk