Ileana Rodríguez

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Literatures & Cultures of Latin America
Emeritus Faculty

Areas and fields of specialization are Latin American Literature and Culture, Post Colonial Theory, Feminist and Subaltern Studies with emphasis on Central American and Caribbean Literatures. Her last book is Hombres de empresa, saber y poder en Centroamérica: Identidades regionales/Modernidades periféricas: Managua: IHNCA, 2011. Other titles are: Debates Culturales y Agendas de Campo: Estudios Culturales, Postcoloniales, Subalternos, Transatlánticos, Transoceánicos (Santiago de Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2011). She has authored Liberlistm at its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009); Transatlantic Topographies: Island, Highlands, Jungle (Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press, 2005); Women Guerrillas, and Love: Understanding War in Central America (Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press, 1996); House/Garden/Nation: Space, Gender, and Ethnicity in Post-Colonia Latin American Literatures by Women (Durham: London: Duke University Press 1994); Registradas en la historia: 10 años del quehacer feminista en Nicaragua (Managua: Editorial  Vanguardia, 1990); Primer inventario del invasor  (Managua: Editorial Nueva Nicaragua, 1984).

She has edited Estudios Transatlánticos: Narrativas Comando/Sistemas Mundos: Colonialidad/Modernidad. With Josebe Martínez. (Barcelona: Anthropos, 2010); Convergencia de tiempos: Estudios Subalternos/Contextos Latinoamericanos—Estado, Cultura, Subalternidad (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001); Latin American Subaltern Studies Reader (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001); Cánones literarios masculinos y relecturas transculturales. Lo trans- femenino/masculino/queer (Barcelona: Anthropos, 2001); Process of Unity in Caribbean Society: Ideologies and Literature (with Marc Zimmerman. Minneapolis: Institute for the Study of Ideologies and Literature, 1983); Nicaragua in Revolution: The Poets Speak. Nicaragua en Revolución: Los poetas hablan (with  Bridget Aldaraca, Edward Baker,  and Marc Zimmerman.  2nd ed. Minneapolis: Marxist Educational Press, 1981); Marxism and New Left Ideology (with William L. Rowe, Studies in Marxism. 1 Minneapolis: Marxist Educational Press,  1977). Her current research is on incest, paedophillia and rape and it is a case study of the reporting of these events In Nicaraguan Newspapers.

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Areas of Expertise
  • Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Post Colonial Theory
  • Feminist and Subaltern Studies
Education
  • Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, CA, 1976
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, CA, 1970
  • Philosophy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, 1963

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