César Romero is a lecturer at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures by the University of Pittsburgh. 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 in Afro-Hispanic Review (2023) studies the negotiations of sexual desires and affects around Black subjects in the poetry of Nicomedes Santa Cruz (1925-1992); also, his article in Revista Iberoamericana (2021) reveals the intertextual connections and dialogues on class and race that Jesús Cos Causse establishes with Cesar Vallejo and Nicolás Guillén.
- Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures by the University of Pittsburgh