César Romero Fernández

Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese
Office Phone
401 East Pyne
  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures by the University of Pittsburgh


César Romero holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures by the University of Pittsburgh. He is a full-time lecturer at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. His research reflects his larger interests in blackness and indigeneity as trans-racial and trans-national concepts that are constructed and de-constructed in light of political, cultural, and economic contexts. His doctoral dissertation, “Subverting Racialized Masculinities: Negritud and Indigenismo in Late Twentieth Century Peru,” explores the intersections of race, gender and class as represented by negritud and indigenismo, two cultural movements that sought to give voice to Black and Indigenous Peruvians, respectively, in a postcolonial society that discriminated and excluded them. His forthcoming article (Revista Iberoamericana, number 276, 2021) reveals the intersectionality of class and racial conscience in Cesar Vallejo, Nicolás Guillén, and Jesús Cos Causse. Also, his next projects study Peruvian-Latinx versions of blackness and indigeneity to analyze their negotiations of ethnicity, class, and gender within the US racial framework.