Ph.D. (2023) Hispanic language and literature, University of California, Los Angeles.
M.A. (2017) Portuguese linguistics and Luso-Afro–Brazilian cultural studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
B.A. (2010) Translation and Interpreting Studies, Universidad de Granada, Spain.
Isaac Gimenez is a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Language and literature and a M.A. in Afro-Luso-Brazilian cultural studies from the same institution. His research interests, both academic and artistic, include performance poetry; recycling poetics; visual studies and critical theory; and the intersections between corporality, authorship, and intermitotic translations. Prior to starting his graduate studies in the United States, he received a B.A. in Translation and Interpreting studies by the University of Granada, (Spain, 2010). He is currently a member of the Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance and a collaborator of Al Otro Lado, a non-profit which provides legal and humanitarian support to refugees, deportees, and other migrants in the US and Tijuana.
- General issue on Poetry and poetics, and a special topic on Luso/Afro/Brazilian poetry. Mester, (2021).
- [Forthcoming] “O silêncio faz-se verbo costurado na pele: reflexões sobre memória coletiva e trauma a partir do feminino na Sangria malencar(n)ada de Luiza Romão”. Revista Texto Poético, 41 (Janeiro 2024).
- “Entre a perda e a queda: Desterro e a escrita por apropriação de Camila Assad”. eLyra, 17 (2021): 239-256.
- “Morbidez e indigenismo: la expedición de Antônio Calado al corazón de Brasil.” Tropos Journal 40 (2017): 130-157.
- “Quantos sacos de cimento há em ti? Cidades de concreto armado”. Literatura e crítica, 2 (2020): on-line.
Book reviews and interviews
- “Revolta, erro e maravilha no poema como promessa de partilha: entrevista com Guilherme Gontijo Flores”. Mester, 50 (2021): 287-301.
- “Anticorpo: A Parody on the Colonial Ambition by Patrícia Lino. An audiovisual book review”. Mester, 49 (2020): 215-222.
- “Rimas e não soluções: toda entrevista é breve com a poeta Sônia Marques.” Mester 1 (2018): 141-150.
- “Ativismo, gênero e ocupação na poesia de Dimitri Br”. 2020 California Brazilianist Conference. Center for Brazilian Studies. San Diego State University, February 2020.
- “A censura de todos: cinema marginal, política e moral nos anos de chumbo”. American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA), 11th International Conference. October, 2018.
- “No es nación para mulatos: Tragedias amorosas interraciales en narrativas abolicionistas latinoamericanas”. 3rd Chicago Graduate Conference in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies. University of Chicago, April 2018.
- “Enfermedad e Indigenismo: Ignorancia asimétrica en Quarup y A Expedição Montaigne”. Graduate Student Association Conference, Lansing, Michigan State University, November, 2016.
- Organizing committee of the 16th UCLA Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Student Conference: Taking It to the Street: Politics, Aesthetics and Representations of the Street. May, 2019.
- Organizing committee of the 13th UCLA Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Student Conference: Weapons of Social Justice: reinvention through Language, Literature and Culture. May, 2016.