Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, earned a Ph.D. (2005) and M.Phil. (2001) in Comparative Literature from Yale University, after receiving a B.A. (1998) in Comparative Literature from Fordham University. He is an expert on Comparative American Literature and on Cinema Studies.
Dr. Barrenechea’s scholarship has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, including Comparative Literature, Comparative American Studies, and La Revista Iberoamericana, as well as in the collections America’s Worlds and the World’s Americas (Legas 2006) and Teaching and Studying the Americas (Palgrave 2010). His most recent publications include a co-edited special issue of Comparative American Studies on “Hemispheric Indigenous Studies,” and an article on hemispherism that contributes to the decennial “state of the discipline” report of the American Comparative Literature Association.
Dr. Barrenechea has presented, and chaired panels at, national and international conferences organized by the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), the International American Studies Association (IASA), and the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS). He presently serves on the advisory board of Comparative American Studies and is an executive council-at-large member of the International American Studies Association.