Claudia Cabello-Hutt

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of Graduate Studies


Ph.D., Spanish and Latin American Literature, Rutgers University, 2010. (Graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University.)
M.A., Spanish and Latin American Literature, Rutgers University, 2004.
Licenciatura en Letras con mención en Lingüística y Literaturas Hispánicas, Catholic University of Chile, 2000.

Research/ Teaching Interests

  • 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture
  • Intellectual history
  • Transatlantic cultural networks
  • Visual culture
  • Queer theory and Gender studies

Personal Statement

My research and teaching interests include modern Latin American literature and culture, with particular attention to gender studies, intellectual history, transnational/ transatlantic networks of writers and archives.

My book, Artesana de sí misma: Gabriela Mistral, una intelectual en cuerpo y palabra (Purdue UP, 2018) re-evaluates the place of Mistral in the literary and intellectual history of Latin America. Moving beyond her amply discussed poetry, I have argued and demonstrated that her successful transnational networking along with her self-representation through her essays and visual performance played a fundamental role in her positioning as a Latin American female intellectual.

My current book project, Queer Networks: Latin American and Spanish Writers, Artists and Patrons in the First Half of the XXth Century, maps a network of queer Latin American and Spanish women artists, writers, and patrons who lived away from their countries, traveled, and challenged heterosexual norms of family, sexuality, reproduction, and economic dependency.

Selected Professional Achievements

Recent Publications

Selected Honors and Awards

  • NEH Summer Stipend Award, 2019
  • Regular Faculty Research Award, UNCG 2017.
  • Kohler International Research Award, UNCG, summer 2017.
  • James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence, UNCG, 2015-2016.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, UNCG, 2015.
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