Tenesoya Martin De La Nuez, Instructor

Tenesoya Martin De La Nuez

Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez is an Instructor at the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University, while finishing her Ph.D. at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She specializes in Spanish (Pen)Insular and Transatlantic cultural production (Caribbean), and African and Asian literatures in Spanish.

The research of Thenesoya V. Martín 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.

Thenesoya is currently developing a research project on African and Asian literatures in Spanish that aims to make visible obliterated Spanish-speaking spaces of cultural production by establishing a dialogue between them.

She is also working on a book tentatively titled Far Away from Home. Mapping the Canary Islander Descendants in the United States. This work combines the result of five years of research and fieldwork in Louisiana with the photographic component of CISLANDERUS project. Thenesoya's work on Canarian immigration to the United States is a natural way to expand her dissertation research into new directions, including ethnography, popular history and digital humanities.

At Harvard University, her dissertation was focused on 20th Century cultural and literary production in three insular and Spanish post-colonial spaces: The Caribbean Islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico, the African islands in Equatorial Guinea, and the Canary Islands.

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.

Office Location:  205 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3101
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://www.thenesoyamartin.com/home

Teaching (Spring 2020):

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 4.05-5.05 pm MarketPlace, East Campus

M.A. Harvard University2012
M.A.Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)2009
B.A.Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)2008