Raúl Rubio

Raúl Rubio

Associate Professor
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PhD    Tulane University
MA       Middlebury College 
BA       Barry University


Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literature at John Jay College of the City University of New York (CUNY). A Hispanist and cultural studies scholar, his research is grounded in the emerging interdisciplinary field of material culture, which examines a wide-range of artifacts, from cultural commodities to the museum archive. Professor Rubio received a doctorate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from Tulane University in New Orleans and earned a Master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College of Vermont. He completed his undergraduate degree at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Rubio is a Cuba Project Fellow of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He completed a four-year term (2010-2014) on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and was a member of the 2012 jury committee of the prestigious Lora Romero Prize of the American Studies Association.


Selected Publications

Refereed Book

La Habana: cartografías culturales. Valencia, Spain: Aduana Vieja, 2013. Pp. 239.



Refereed Book Chapters

“Cuban Ethnicities in Cinematic Context, 1930s-1950s” Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts: New Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Social Change. Edited by Mauricio A. Font and Araceli Tinajero. Boulder: Paradigm Press, 2014. (214-22).

“Nostalgic Trips: Corporality, Identity, and Memory in the Performance Piece Rum and Coke by Carmen Peláez.” A Dispersed People: Social and Cultural Dimensions of the Cuban Diaspora. Edited by Jorge Duany. Valencia: Aduana Vieja, 2014. (281-98).

“Consuming Class:  Identity and Power through the Commodification of Bourgeois Culture, Celebrity, and Glamour.”  Living With Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Cultures. Edited by Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz. New York: Palgrave, 2013. (159-67).

“Subjetividad, alteridad y colectividad en Morir de glamour: crónica de la sociedad de fin de siglo, de Boris Izaguirre.” Narratología y discursos multiples. Edited by Daniel Altamiranda. Buenos Aires: Editorial Dunken, 2013. (307-14).

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