Ana María Hernández

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  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, New York University

Ana María Hernández Faculty Profile Photo
Ana María Hernández

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • Caribbean and Latin American studies
  • Fantastic/speculative fiction
  • Interdisciplinary studies in the humanities
  • Coloniality, postcolonial and decolonizing theory


Professor Ana María Hernández directs the Latin American Studies and Spanish Translation Programs which she created in collaboration with colleagues at LaGuardia. Since 2005, she has been a fellow of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she helps organize activities about literature, art, music, film and dance, as well as periodic conferences about cultural developments in Latin America and the Latine diaspora. Her publications have focused on Julio Cortázar, Horacio Quiroga, Julio Herrera y Reissig, Felisberto Hernández, Antonio Benítez Rojo, Nicolás Guillén and filmmaker Arturo Infante. In collaboration with interdisciplinary scholars at LaGuardia, she has received three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to enrich the Latin American Studies program at the college over the past two decades.

Her publications include an annotated edition of Fantoches 1926: Folletín moderno por once escritores cubanos, a critical anthology of tales by Uruguayan writer/composer Felisberto Hernández, Las Hortensias y otros cuentos, an analytic edition of Cirilo Villaverde’s monumental anti-slavery novel from 1882, Cecilia Valdés, o la Loma del Ångel, and two books and several articles on Argentine master Julio Cortázar, Poetics and Myth in the Works of Julio Cortázar (Purdue University Press), and Circe la Maga: La hechicera en la obra de Cortázar (Madrid: Del Centro Ediciones). Her essay “‘Utopia’ de Arturo Infante: entre Ariel y Calibán,” was selected for the anthology “América: Tierra de Utopías,” Balázs-Piri and Santosné-Blastik, editors (Budapest: Eötvös University Press). She has been a member of the jury at the Havana Film Festival In New York (HFFNY, 2019 and 2022), The Americas Film Festival in New York (TAFFNY, 2018 and 2023) and the Latin American and Iberian Film Festival at Yale University (LIFFY, 2021). She is a frequent contributor to Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (Routledge) at The City College of New York, as well as a presenter at the Cuban Cultural Center and the Cervantes Institute of New York.