Diego Baena
Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2025 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-016
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Princeton Univ.
M.A., Princeton Univ.
B.A., Univ. of Chicago

Diego Baena received his PhD. from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University in 2020. He also holds an MA from Princeton and a BA in History and Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago. His doctoral dissertation (La literatura y sus pueblos) explores the intersection between popular literacy, various forms of popular media, censorship, and dissident political cultures in nineteenth-century Spain. While one part of Dr. Baena’s research has focused on representations of urban and transatlantic migration and working-class caring economies in the works of Emilia Pardo Bazán and Rosalía de Castro, his more recent interests include: the commemoration of republican and socialist political cultures over time; the history of Spanish feminisms; the relationship between Cuban, Spanish, and Puerto Rican republicanism and the international abolitionist movement; representations of class, race, and revolution in the Spanish-speaking Avant-Garde (with special focus on the works of Federico García Lorca, Langston Hughes, and Luis Buñuel).