Isaac Giménez

A photo of Isaac Giménez
E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4320


  • M.A. in Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles (2017)
  • B.A. in English Translation and Interpreting, University of Granada, Spain (2010)


My research interests are Brazilian literature, cinema, and more broadly Latin American cultural manifestations. My dissertation project focuses on 20th and 21st Brazilian poetry, in particular on notions of the marginal, cannon, infraliteratura, periphery, representativity, and resistance.

In addition to that, I am interested in participatory, interdisciplinary and public understandings of readership and authorship.


Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Editor-in-Chief of Mester’s Issue 50 (2021)
  • Board of editors (2016-2020)


  • “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.

Conferences Organized

  • 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.