Belinda Rincón

Belinda Rincón

Belinda Rincón
Assistant Professor
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Belinda Linn Rincón is an Assistant Professor of English and Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College.  Before coming to John Jay College, she was an Assistant Professor of ethnic American literature at Willamette University in Oregon. Her teaching and research interests include Latina/o literature and film, U.S. ethnic literature, feminist and gender studies, and war studies.  She specializes in Chicana/o literary and cultural studies.  Professor Rincón is currently completing a manuscript entitled Bodies at War: Genealogies of War and Militarism in Chicana Literature that examines Chicana writers and activists whose work critically engages with the histories of war and the militarization of culture and gender.  In 2009, the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies awarded her the Frederick Cervantes Graduate Essay Award for an essay on the military recruitment of Latina/o youth excerpted from her manuscript.  She is the recipient of fellowships from the City University of New York’s Faculty Fellowship Publication Program and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. Professor Rincón has published chapters and an article in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Literature, Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage (vol. VIII), and theLatino Studies journal.  She has forthcoming chapters on the Spanish-Cuban-American War of 1898 and the browning of the U.S. armed forces.  Her second project will examine literary and cultural responses from diverse Latina/o communities to the War on Terror. She is the co-founder and Co-Director of John Jay College’s new minor program in U.S. Latina/o Literature.

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