José Manuel Batista is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at UNC Charlotte. He earned a PhD in Romance Languages from UGA in 2003. His research interests include Spanish Caribbean literature and culture, and Latin American poetry. His most recent publications have appeared in The Latin Americanist and Caribe. Currently, Dr. Batista is exploring the notion of other in classic and contemporary Dominican fiction and poetry.
- Ph.D. 2003 – University of Georgia at Athens
- M.A. 1998 – Spanish Literature
- B.A. 1994 – Manhattan College Riverdale New York
- Dominican Studies
- Afro Hispanic Studies
- Spanish American Poetry
- Spanish Caribbean Literature and Culture
- Spanish American Essay, Fiction, Poetry and Theatre
- Afro Hispanic Literature and Culture
- Latin American Thought
- Latin American Baroque
- SPAN 3208: Introduction to Literary Analysis
- SPAN 3212: Introduction to Spanish American Literature
- SPAN 4210: Studies in Spanish American Poetry
- SPAN 4217: Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization
Select Professional Affiliations
- College Language Association
- Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies
- Afro Latin American Research Association
“The Bigoted Education of a Dominican Young Man or the Narrator-Protagonist of El masacre se pasa a pie as Dilettante” in Postcript. Vol. 33, no. 1, 2017, http://pacpostscript.org/current-issue/postscript-33-1/ . Accessed 19 March 2017.
“Parody, Ritual and Counter-Conquest in Felix Darío Mendoza’s La Hispaniola: El reino del zombí” in The Latin Americanist. Vol. 61, no. 1, 2017, lhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tla.12100/full . Accessed 17 May 2017.
Lamouth, Juan Sanchez. “Choral Salute to the Poet Leopold Senghor” (“Saludo conjunto al poeta Leopoldo Sedar Senghor”). Tran. José Manuel Batista. The Black Scholar 45.2 (2015).