Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, earned a Ph.D. (2005) and M.Phil. (2001) in comparative literature from Yale University, after receiving a B.A. (1998) in comparative literature from Fordham University (N.Y.). Dr. Barrenechea is an expert on comparative literature, Latin American and hemispheric studies, and film studies.
Dr. Barrenechea is the author of numerous articles in scholarly journals, including most recently “Dracula as Inter-American Film Icon: Universal Pictures and Cinematográfica ABSA” in Mexican Horror Films (2013, forthcoming), “Hemispheric Indigenous Studies” in Comparative American Studies: An International Journal (2013, forthcoming) and “‘Monstruosa Belleza’: el mestizaje metamórfico en Terra nostra de Carlos Fuentes” in Revista Iberoamericana (2011).
He has presented lectures at conferences across the country and internationally, including the American Comparative Literature Association, the International Association of Inter-American Studies, and International American Studies Association.
Dr. Barrenechea received a Jepson Fellowship in 2010-2011 for his work on hemispheric legacies in the post-war novel. He serves as a peer reviewer for IMPACT: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching &Learning and Comparative Literature and is an advisory board member of Comparative American Studies: An International Journal.