Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez
Ph.D. Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures
Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She is currently a Visiting Instructor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College, New York. Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, she completed both her MA in Literary Studies and BA in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She also holds BA degree in Hispanic Philology at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a year at the Università Degli Studi di Torino, Italy, and a MA at Harvard University.
Thenesoya’s research projects delve into topics related to Islands and Archipelagic Studies, rhetoric of imperial insularity in Transatlantic territories, displacement, discourses and practices of national and peripheral identity formation, as well as of notions of provincialism, belonging, isolation, fluidity and migration. At Harvard University, her dissertation focuses on 20th Century cultural and literary production in three insular and Spanish post-colonial spaces: The Caribbean Islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico, the African islands in Equatorial Guinea, and the Canary Islands.
She is the co-creator of CISLANDERUS, a cultural project about the Canarian descendants in Louisiana. Which includes a traveling photographic exhibition and the result of a 4-year research in Louisiana. She is currently working on the next exhibition at Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, and the project’s book. To know more, visit www.cislanderus.com