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Tenesoya Martin De La Nuez, Instructor

Tenesoya Martin De La Nuez

Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez (Ph.D. Harvard University) is an Instructor in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University. She specializes in Island and Archipelagic Studies, Spanish (Pen)Insular, and postcolonial Hispanophone African (Equatorial Guinea) and Asian (Filipino) literatures and cultural production.

Her research delves into topics related to islands and archipelagic studies; islands colonization and the relationship between landscape and power; rhetoric of imperial insularity in Transatlantic and Pacific territories; displacement; discourses and practices of national and peripheral identity formation; as well as of notions of provincialism, belonging, isolation, fluidity and migration. Thenesoya's interests comprise photography and film, literary and "artivism" responses in the Anthropocene, digital humanities and mapping visualizations.

Research interests: Atlantic and Archipelagic Studies; (Pen)insular Spanish literature; African and Asian literature in Spanish; Caribbean Literature and "artivism"; Migration-Displacement Studies; Photography/Film Studies; Environmental Humanities; Digital Humanities.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  205 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3101
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Spring 2021):

    Online ON, MF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    Online ON, MF 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
    Online ON, MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
Office Hours:

Wednesdays 4.05-5.05 pm MarketPlace, East Campus

Ph.D. Harvard University2020
M.A. Harvard University2012
M.A.Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)2009
B.A.Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)2008
B.A.Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)2004

African literature (Spanish) • Caribbean literature (Spanish) • Cross-cultural studies • Digital humanities • Environmental Humanities • Islands • Islands--Canary Islands • Philippine literature (Spanish) • Postcolonialism

Recent Publications

  1. Martin De La Nuez, T, Dystopian Insular Narrative and the Anthropocene Discourse, edited by Pugh, J; Chandler, D, Islands Studies Journal,, vol. 17(1) no. May 2022 (May, 2022), Island Studies Journal, University of Prince Edward Island  [abs]
  2. Connecting the Global Hispanophone. African and Asian Literature in Spanish, edited by Martin De La Nuez, TV (March, 2022), Vernon Press
  3. Laurel, JTÁ, Cuando a Guinea se iba por mar (2019), pp. 236 pages, ISBN 8417852069
  4. Martin De La Nuez, T, (Re)escribiendo la historia desde la agencia africana: La reconstrucción narrativa de la realidad en la obra de Ávila Laurel, edited by Luis, W, Afro Hispanic Review, vol. Vol. 28 no. No. 2, Equatorial Guinea (FALL 2009), pp (September, 2009), Vanderbilt University

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