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Diana Alvarez-Amell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Dr. Alvarez-Amell specializes in Spanish Golden Age Fiction and Contemporary Cuban culture.

I teach Spanish and Latin American literatures at Seton Hall University in the Department of Modern Languages and the Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies program. Since I received my Ph.D. at Cornell University as a specialist in Spanish Golden Age Prose Fiction, I published a book and several articles on Don Quixote and Golden Age Spanish fiction.

I am currently interested in contemporary Cuban cultural studies. I have published several articles on Cuban contemporary literature and the visual arts and I am currently working on a book about Modernity in Cuban culture. My translations of Raúl Rivero's poems appeared in originally in Words Without Borders and are included in several anthologies. I am also an associate editor of the Handbook of Latin American Studies for the Library of Congress.


  • PhD., Cornell University
  • M.A., New York University; M.A,, University of Puerto Rico
  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico



Office Phone
(973) 275-5849


Office Location
Room 227
Fahy Hall


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