Christopher Dennis, Ph.D.

Description: Dr. Dennis     Associate Professor of Spanish and   
     Latin American Literatures and Cultures /
     Spanish Section Coordinator

     Office: Leutze Hall 216
     Tel: (910)962-3048
     FAX: (910)962-7712
     E-mail: dennisc

 

B.A., Depauw University
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
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Christopher Dennis' primary areas of research are Afro-Hispanic literary and cultural studies, particularly hip-hop and popular culture, ethnicity and gender, nation and national identity, and globalization. His specific geographical regions of interest are Colombia and the Caribbean, and he has worked extensively on topics pertaining to Afro-Colombian communities of the Pacific and Atlantic littorals. In his work, Dr. Dennis examines questions of ethnicity and gender through an interdisciplinary approach applied to a variety of “texts” and cultural mediums. He has written and published on (Afro)Colombian hip-hop, gendered and racialized iconography used to characterize Colombia’s palenquera (female descendants of runaway slaves), Afro-Colombian narrative fiction, and the discursive representation of black subjects in colonial literature. He currently serves as Spanish Section Coordinator, and he is on the executive committee of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA).

Recent Publications

Book:

Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012.

Edited Work:

“The Voices of Latin/o American Hip-Hop.” alter/nativas: Latin American Cultural Studies Journal. Spring 2 (2014). http://alternativas.osu.edu/en/issues/spring-2014.html

Articles:

“Introduction: Locating Hip-Hop’s Place within Latin American Cultural Studies.” alter/nativas: Latin American Cultural Studies Journal. Spring 2 (2014). http://alternativas.osu.edu/en/issues/spring-2014/essays1/dennis.html

“The Current and Future State of Afro-Colombian Prose Fiction.” Afro-Hispanic Review 30:1 (Spring 2011): 81-100.

“From Fugitive Slave to Tourist Attraction: La Palenquera and Racial Iconography in Cartagena (Colombia).” Publication of Afro-Latin American Research Association (PALARA) 11 (FALL 2007): 54-67.

“El ‘negro’ en dos textos coloniales colombianos y el ‘blanqueo’ de su alma.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 36:1 (May 2007): 3-18.

 


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