Joseph M. Pierce


Assistant Professor
Office: Melville Library

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Joseph M. Pierce specializes in nineteenth and turn-of-the-century Latin American literature, with interests in queer theory and kinship studies. His dissertation, “Writing and Kinship in the Argentine fin de siglo, 1890-1910: La familia Bunge,” takes a politically engaged, socially influential family of writers as the framework for analyzing a crucial period in Argentine history, underscoring the role of relational subjectivities in forming notions of gender, sexuality, citizenship, and mutual intelligibility.

Since 2009 he has also served as Communications Director and Instructor at La Poderosa Media Project, a nonprofit community-based study abroad program. An article he coauthored, “Programas comunitarios de educación audiovisual como alternativa al servicio-aprendizaje en el extranjero,” was published in the journal Hispania in 2013.

In the Fall 2013 semester he will be teaching:

  • SPN 435 Cosmic Blood: Scientific Discourses in Spanish American Prose
  • SPN 311 Spanish Conversation & Composition.
See past events

Fall 2016

Our SPRING 2017 courses:
undergraduate and graduate
Winter 2016 undergraduate courses

Congreso Internacional
Cervantes realismo y fantasía (IV Centenario de la muerte de Cervantes)


Stony Brook University, October 27-28, 2016
Organized by The Dept of Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University and GRISO, Universidad de Navarra

See PROGRAM and POSTER. Free and open to the public 

"Disputed Mediations:
Interpretations, Aesthetic Value and popular culture in Latin America and Spain"
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Idelber Avelar (Tulane Univ)
Stony Brook Manhattan
Nov, 4, 2016
9 am to 5 pm
See poster


Image from Colonial Mexico.
Nexahualpili, Lord of Texcoco (1472-1515)



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