Nina Gerassi-Navarro Picture
Professor of Latin American Literature and Director of Latin American Studies

Nina Gerassi-Navarro, Professor of Latin American Literature and Director of Latin American Studies came to Tufts in 2006. She teaches courses on nation building, bandits, Latin American cities, women writers, travel literature, and visual culture. Her books include Pirate Novels: Fictions of Nation Building in Spanish America (Duke, 1999), a co-edited volume on Transatlantic Studies (2009), and Women, Travel, and Science in Nineteenth-Century Americas: The Politics of Observation (Palgrave, 2017). She is currently working on the visual and scientific representation of tropical plants, and the intersection of politics and scientific knowledge during the nineteenth century through the writings and fieldwork of Aimé Bonpland.  On this trip she will share her knowledge and enthusiasm for visual culture in Cuba, highlighting the layers of history embedded in art and architecture.