Thenesoya Vidina Martin De la Nuez
Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4180 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-013
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Harvard Univ.
M.A., Harvard Univ.
M.A., Complutense Univ. of Madrid
B.A., Complutense Univ. of Madrid
B.A., ULPGC, Spain

Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez is a scholar of Modern and Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Studies and the Global Hispanophone, with a focus on literature and cultural production from Equatorial Guinea, and postcolonial insular spaces (Caribbean-Canary Islands-Philippines). She teaches questions of race and identity in contemporary Spain, transoceanic and insular studies. She is working on her book manuscript De-centering Hispanism. African and Asian Hispanophone Peripheries into Focus, a comparative monograph work that aims to intersect traditionally neglected Hispanophone Equatoguinean and Filipino literature and cultural history to challenge the symbolic continuation of the Spanish empire.

Thenesoya’s personal and professional growth as an educator is founded in the diverse body of students that she has had the opportunity to teach at The University of California, Duke University, Vassar College, and Harvard University. To achieve long-lasting knowledge and critical thinking, her courses incorporate collaborative technologies and non-traditional ways to work creatively through Digital Humanities.

As a public scholar committed to collaborative and creative scholarly work that extend her work’s impact beyond the university, I am the co-creator of CISLANDERUS, a cultural and artistic project about 18th Century Spanish-Canarian immigration to Louisiana, and its evolution up to the present day. This interdisciplinary project has resulted in an international traveling photographic exhibition in Spain and the U.S. and a documentary film.