Nohora Arrieta Fernández received her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University in 2021, and was a UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow (2021-2023). Her current research focuses on art history, visual studies, the history of commodities, and the intellectual traditions of the African Diaspora in the Americas. She has published essays and articles on Latin American literature and visual arts, comics, and the Afro-Latin American Diaspora, and is a collaborator of art magazines such as Artishock and Contemporyand. Her first co-translation project, Semantic of the World, the Poetry of Romulo Bustos, was published by New Mexico Press (2022).  Nohora’s research has been supported by Fulbright, the Brazilian Studies Association, The American Council for Learned Societies, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


  • Ph.D. (2021) Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University
  • M.A.  (2017) Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University
  • B.A. in Literary Studies (2011), Universidad Nacional de Colombia


  • Latin American literature and visual arts
  • Afro-Latin American diaspora
  • Black Radical Imagination
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Brazilian Studies
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Contemporary Arts
  • Performance theory


Publications (selected)

  • “Escapar da plantação” (ensaio). Revista Jacobina. Novembro de 2023.
  • Arrieta Fernández, Nohora. “Sobre o que poderia ser uma poética (s) (afro) diaspórica: Quatro artistas colombianas”. Locus: Revista de História, 29, n. 2 (2023): 133-15.
  • Arrieta Fernández, Nohora. “Ver o Não Visto: a Poética Invisível de Marcelo D’Salete”. Direito Público, 19 (2022): 37-50.
  • “Después de mucho tiempo, me siento y miro: notas sobre arte contemporáneo en Cartagena de Indias”. Canal Cultura, 2023.
  • Arrieta Fernández, Nohora and Mark Sanders (ed., and trad.). Semantic of the world: the poetry of Afro-Colombian Poet Rómulo Bustos Aguirre. University of New Mexico Press, 2022. (book)
  • “A Very Long Night: The Poetics of Tiago Sant’Ana”. Terremoto. Revista de arte contemporáneo. March, 2022.
  • Arrieta Fernández, Nohora (trad.). “A selection of poems by Carolyn Forché”. Huellas. Revista de la Universidad del Norte, 110, Fall 2022.
  • Arrieta Fernández, Nohora. “Lo que contiene esa oscuridad”: estéticas de la ambigüedad en Cumbe, de Marcelo D’Salete,” Mitologías hoy: Revista de pensamiento, crítica y estudios literarios latinoamericanos 20 (2019): 141-164.