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Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

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  1. PhD, New York University, 2012
  2. MA, New York University, 2007
  3. BA, George Washington University, 2005


My work centers on African and Latin American literatures, with a focus on the intersection of large-scale frameworks—including World Literature, the Global Anglophone, and in particular the Global South—with local and regional specificities. I am completing a book on novels about dictators in the post-independence literatures of Latin America and Africa, and beginning another on the African novel in the 21st century. I have also published essays on topics such as women’s writing in nineteenth-century Argentina, the function of the fetish in representations of the African dictator, Africa and science fiction, and magical realism in the South Atlantic. 


In addition to these research projects, I am co-director of the digital platform Global South Studies, have served as guest editor for an issue of The Global South ("Dislocations," 7.2; 2013), and am a founding member of the executive committee for the forum on the Global South (CLCS; G152) at the Modern Language Association; I will chair this committee in 2018-2019.


Before joining Penn State in 2015, I was an Early Career Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center (2014-2015) and Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Mississippi, where I taught courses on World Literature and postcolonial studies (2012-2015).