Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies - on leave for the 2021-22 academic year

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 two book-projects on the Colombian Nobel Prize Gabriel García Márquez, for which she was awarded a fellowship by the Harry Ransom Center (UT Austin). Among her recent publications are "Crónica de una muerte anunciada: La historia secreta de los amores escondidos", “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 and Research Interests

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

  • Latin American, Latina and Caribbean Women’s Writing

  • Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Culture of Colombia
  • Gender, Women and Feminist Studies
  • Gabriel García Márquez's work
  • Bodies, Sexuality and Subjectivity 
  • Cultural Studies

  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Theories
Nadia Celis
Teaching and Community Involvement
Personal website
A Body of One’s Own: Conversations with Caribbean and Latina Writers

Education

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