Alejandra Uslenghi Associate Professor

Alejandra Uslenghi is Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Comparative Literary Studies. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University and her MA from New School for Social Research. She is the author of Latin America at fin-de-siècle Universal Exhibitions. Modern Cultures of Visuality (Palgrave, New Directions in Latino American Cultures, 2016) and the editor of Walter Benjamin. Culturas de la imagen (Eterna Cadencia, Buenos Aires, 2011). She co-edited a special issue of Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies on Argentine Modern Photography (2015).

Her research focuses on modern literature and visual culture; photography and modern art in Latin America; critical theory and comparative modernist studies. She is currently at work on a book-length project that examines the intersection of modernist literary experimentation and photography, in particular twentieth-century women photographers. 

Alejandra is core faculty in the Critical Theory Program and she participates in the Mellon-funded ICCTP Critical Theory in the Global South Project. She is affiliated with the Global Avant-Garde and Modernisms Studies Cluster and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program.