Antonio Barrenechea specializes in Literature of the Americas and Cinema Studies. His book America Unbound: Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies (University of New Mexico Press, 2016) merges comparative literature and hemispheric studies disciplines by reinterpreting Herman Melville alongside encyclopedic novels from the United States, Mexico, and French Canada. He is coeditor of “Hemispheric Indigenous Studies,” a special issue of Comparative American Studies (2013) that proposes an intertribal paradigm for Native American research. Over the past fifteen years, Dr. Barrenechea has contributed articles and reviews to major publications, including Comparative Literature, Revista Iberoamericana, Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada, Leviathan, American Literature, and the ACLA “state-of-the-discipline” report. “Hemispheric Studies Beyond Suspicion” won the 2014-2016 prize for best essay from the International Association of Inter-American Studies. Dr. Barrenechea is now conducting grant-funded research on the intellectual history of Literature of the Americas, particularly the field’s unacknowledged international pioneers. Following upon a 2016-2017 fellowship at the Institut Américain Universitaire in Aix-en-Provence, a second project on “The Groovy Gothic” explores the intersection of counterculture and horror cinema produced in the filmmaking capitals of the Americas. Dr. Barrenechea is a board member of the International American Studies Association, the International Association of Inter-American Studies, and the journal Comparative American Studies.