Performing Spanish: Strategies of Racial Passing(s) in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Clotel

Christofer Rodelo

Harvard University

Christofer A. Rodelo is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. He holds an MA in English from Harvard and a BA in American Studies and Ethnicity, Race & Migration from Yale University. His research interests include theater and performance studies, 19th century American literature and drama, Latinx and Afro-Latinx literary and cultural studies, critical race/gender/queer/feminist studies, archival thought, and aesthetics/visual culture. His dissertation is a critical study of Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and Indigenous performance cultures in the long transnational 19th century.


“What’s in a Name?” Racialization in Transamerican Contact ZonesAs USAmerican imperial expansion after the Invasion of Mexico increasingly brought different peoples and cultures into (often uncomfortable or violent)... [ view full abstract ]


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