Angeles Donoso Macaya

Associate Professor
Modern Languages


Office: S601V

Office Hours: Wed:9-10am/11:30-12:30/Fri 11:30-1:30

Phone: 212 220-8000 Ext 5172

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Angeles Donoso Macaya is an immigrant scholar from Santiago, Chile. Her research and teaching interests include Latin American photography theory and history, documentary film, visual studies, Latin American contemporary literature and performance from the Americas. Her book Documentary Matter(s): Photographic Practices of Resistance in Chile, 1973-1990 is forthcoming with University Florida Press (Fall 2019). Angeles earned a B.A in Literatura y Linguistica Hispanoamericanas at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (2003). In 2004, she moved to the US to pursue her graduate studies. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in Saint Louis (2010). Between 2010 and 2012, she taught at Johnson C. Smith University, a HBCU in Charlotte, North Carolina; at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and at SUNY New Paltz. Angeles joined CUNY in 2013. At BMCC, she teaches introductory, intermediate and advanced courses on Spanish language, and advanced courses on Latin American & Caribbean literature, film, and visual culture. At the Graduate Center, she teaches a seminar about Histories of Latin American Photography. Angeles has published extensively about contemporary Latin American photography, visual arts, documentary film and contemporary literature. Her articles have appeared in the journals Vazantes, American Quarterly, Aisthesis, Chasqui, Revista Hispanica Moderna, LaFuga and in the collective volumes Un asombro renovado: vanguardias contemporaneas en Latinoamerica (Iberoamericana 2017); Photography and its Publics (Bloomsbury, forthcoming); Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America (Routledge 2016), Des/memorias: culturas y practicas mnemonicas en America Latina y el Caribe (Linkgua 2016). In 2015, she co-edited with Yolie Medina) the volume Latinas/os on the East Coast: A Critical Reader (Peter Lang). She is a regular contributor of ATLAS Imaginarios Visuales and an evaluator for the 2019 FONDART, an Artistic and Research Grant given by the Chilean National Council for the Arts and Culture, in the area of Photography. In 2017, Angeles became a member of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City.


Spanish American Literature, Photography, Performance Studies, Language and Literacy, Film Studies, Continental Philosophy, Contemporary Fiction, Aesthetics


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