Associate Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures and Director of Latin American Studies Program

Nadia Celis is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies. She is the author of La rebelión de las niñas: El Caribe y la “conciencia corporal” (Madrid/Frankfurt, Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2015), winner of a Nicolás Guillén Award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association, an Honorable Mention of the Premio Iberoamericano by LASA, and the Premio Montserrat Ordóñez by LASA’s Colombia section. Celis is also the co-editor of Mayra Santos-Febres y el Caribe contemporáneo (San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011). Her primary research interests are in Caribbean literature and culture, with an emphasis on issues of gender and sexuality.

Celis is currently working on a book-project on the Colombian Nobel Prize Gabriel García Márquez, for which she has been awarded a fellowship by the Harry Ransom Center (UT Austin). Among her recent publications are “La soledad de Úrsula: Intimidad y violencia en Macondo, ayer y hoy” (Cien años de soledad cincuenta años después. Cali: Universidad del Valle, 2017), "Macondo en Ausin" (Aguaita, 2016) and “Entre el 'crimen atroz' y el 'amor terrible': Amor, poder y violencia en Crónica de una muerte anunciada de Gabriel García Márquez” (REGS Revista de estudios de género y sexualidades), 2018 Victoria Urbano Award to best critical essay by the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades AEGS.

Teaching Interests

  • 20th and 21st Century Latin American, Hispanic Caribbean and Latinx Literature

  • Latin American, Latina and Caribbean Women’s Writing

  • Literature and Culture of Colombia
  • Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • Cultural Studies

  • Postcolonial Theories


Research Interests

  • Caribbean literature and culture
  • Gabriel García Márquez's work
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Bodies, Sexuality and Subjectivity 
  • Feminist studies
  • Caribbean studies
Nadia V. Celis

Teaching and Community Involvement

Personal website

A Body of One’s Own: Conversations with Caribbean and Latina Writers


Education

  • BA Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia. Programa de Lingüística y Literatura (2000)
  • MA Rutgers University. Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2004)
  • Graduate Certificate. Rutgers University. Department of Gender and Women’s Studies (2007)
  • PhD Rutgers University. Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2007)