Cristina Esteves-Wolff
Advisor(s): Agnes Lugo-Ortiz

Cristina’s research focuses on Caribbean literature and intellectual history with a specific emphasis on the cultures of slavery in the region. Her dissertation examines twentieth-century Hispanic Caribbean historical fiction that reimagines the Age of Revolution in the circum-Atlantic world. With this project, she aims to explore how contemporary literature from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico engages with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century revolutionary fervor as it pertains to the role of race, slavery, and its afterlives in the organization and constitution of modern Antillean societies. Cristina’s academic writing has appeared in CENTRO Journal, Green Letters, and Categoría Cinco, the latter of which she is also a Founding Editor. She holds a B.A. in Literature from Yale University, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

Research interests: eighteenth- through twentieth-century Caribbean and Latin American literature and intellectual history; the cultures of slavery in the Caribbean; the intersection of history and fiction; cultural studies; postcolonial and decolonial studies

Recent Courses in RLL:

  • SPAN 20100 Language, History, and Culture I (Spring 2022, Autumn 2022)
  • SPAN 22424 Between History and Fiction: Race, Modernity, and Revolution in the Hispanic Caribbean (Spring 2024)