Thenesoya Martin De La Nuez
Instructor of Romance Studies
Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez is an Instructor at the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University, while finishing her Ph.D. at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University (April 2020). She specializes in Island Studies, Spanish (Pen)Insular, and postcolonial African and Asian literatures and cultural production in Spanish.
Her research delves into topics related to islands and archipelagic studies; islands colonization and the relationship between landscape and power; rhetoric of imperial insularity in Transatlantic and Pacific territories; displacement; discourses and practices of national and peripheral identity formation; as well as of notions of provincialism, belonging, isolation, fluidity and migration. Thenesoya's interests comprise photography and film, literary and "artivism" responses in the Anthropocene, digital humanities and mapping visualizations.
Research interests: Atlantic and Archipelagic Studies; (Pen)insular Spanish literature; African and Asian literature in Spanish; Caribbean Literature and "artivism"; Migration-Displacement Studies; Photography/Film Studies; Environmental Humanities; Digital Humanities.