Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Anke Birkenmaier is a scholar of modern Caribbean and Latin American literature and culture. In studying literature in relation to other discourses such as anthropology, she looks at the ways in which ideas about culture and race have evolved over time. She has also explored the ways in which the novel has entered in competition with other communication media, especially in the digital age.
Areas of Expertise
Caribbean literature and culture; modern Latin American narrative; Latin American literature and anthropology; radio and media theory; Latin American avant-gardes