Raúl Rubio

Raúl Rubio

Associate Professor
Phone number: 
646.557.4413
Room number: 
7.65.04NB

Education

PhD    Tulane University
MA       Middlebury College 
BA       Barry University

Bio

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.

Publications

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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