Julian Marcel Baldemira

Julian Marcel Baldemira

Julian Marcel Baldemira

Graduate Teaching Associate

baldemira.1@osu.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
  • Visual and Monster Studies
  • Narrative Theory and Creative Writing

Education

  • M.A., Latin American Cultural & Literary Studies The Ohio State University, 2020
  • B.A., Communications, Universidad de las Artes, ISA, 2017

Julian Marcel, originally from Cuba, is a Ph.D. student in the SPPO Department at The Ohio State University, focusing on Caribbean Literatures & Cultures. After completing his B.A. in Communications, and while teaching literature and languages at the Universidad de las Artes, ISA, he wrote his first book Nube oscura alrededor de la cabeza, winner of the XVII Premio Celestino de Cuentos and published by Editorial La Luz in 2017. The short stories in this book interrogate issues of gender, politics, and fear within totalitarian societies through characters often caught in the rarity of human connections. In 2019 he received a Migration, Mobility and Immobility Grant for his current book project tentatively entitled “Dogs at the Border”, which explores how the displacement of individuals influences their embodied experiences revealing the different faces of migration —either forced by socioeconomic components or individual decisions— whether voluntary or forced.

His current research centers on Monster Studies, Japanese descriptive prints and cartographies of the Americas, and Latin American Photography.