Roundtable Participants

Rosemary G. Feal is MLA Executive Director Emerita and Professor Emerita of Spanish at the State University of New York, Buffalo. She is the Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She has published and edited books on Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Isabel Allende, Mario Vargas Llosa, and José Donoso. Feal is co-editor of the SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture.


Sara E. Cooper is Professor of Spanish and Director of Multicultural and Gender Studies at California State University, Chico. Cooper is the translator of Burnt Honey/Miel quemada, a novel by Chicano Antonio Arreguín Bermúdez and The Bleeding Wound/Sangra por la herida by Mirta Yáñez, as well as co-translator of Yáñez’s Havana is a Really Big City. She is the founder of the MLA Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Expression Discussion Group.


Kristin Dykstra is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Saint Michael’s College. Dykstra is the principal translator of The Winter Garden Photograph by Reina María Rodríguez and co-editor of Materia Prima, an anthology featuring Uruguayan writer Amanda Berenguer. Dykstra’s recent translations of Cuban literature also include complete books by Juan Carlos Flores, Angel Escobar, and Marcelo Morales, published in bilingual editions.


Dara E. Goldman is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She is the author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean. She is currently completing a project on how recent Cuban cultural production challenges dominant depictions of the island as a land frozen in time or as a model of anti-imperial resilience.


Emily A. Maguire is Associate Professor of Spanish at Northwestern University, where she specializes in literature of the Hispanic Caribbean and its diasporas. The author of Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography, she has published articles on contemporary Caribbean Literature, Afrocubanismo, Black Internationalism, Latina/o poetry, Latina/o science fiction, and Cuban cyberpunk. She is currently at work on a project on Caribbean science fiction.