Author Spotlight (Vol. 7): Ryan Pinchot

Congratulations to this week’s author spotlight, Ryan Pinchot!

Ryan’s review of Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature (Figueroa-Vásquez, 2020) is a succinct and quality reflection, highlighting aspects such as the work’s creativity, the didactic nature of literary, musical, and artistic works, decolonial and/or feminist thinkers, and other insightful literary criticism.

Read the full review here 👉

Ryan Pinchot, Author Spotlight, Spanish and Portuguese Review Volume 7

Ryan Pinchot is a PhD student and graduate instructor at Rutgers University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a BA and an MA from Cleveland State University’s Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. His research focuses on cinematic and literary representations of Indigenous, Afro-Diasporic, and campesino groups in Colombia, touching on issues of decoloniality, environmental humanities, and social movements. He also works as an Educator at the Hispanic Society Museum and Library in New York City. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn!

📝 Congratulations on an excellent review, Ryan!


Figueroa-Vásquez, Yomaira C. Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature. Northwestern University Press, 2020. Pp. 296. ISBN 978-0810142428.

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