John Ribó

Assistant Professor
WMS 442
U.S. Latina/o, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures, comparative literature, cultural studies, popular culture

JOHN RIBÓ, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2015), specializes in contemporary U.S. Latina/o and Caribbean literatures and popular cultures. His work is driven by a fascination with the Caribbean and Central America as crossroads of the Americas and crucible of the New World.

Dr. Ribó's current research explores how Latina/o artists, musicians, and writers from the Caribbean evoke images of Haiti and the Haitian Revolution to critique historical injustices and racial inequalities both on the islands and in diaspora. His next project analyzes the dark side of Pax Americana in popular television series, films, music, and literature obsessed with criminality and violence at the southern edges of U.S. empire.

Research Interests

  • Latina/o Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Border Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Queer Theory

Courses Taught

Fall 2016
  • AML 5637: Studies in Latina/o Literature, Contemporary Cultural Production of the Dominican Diaspora in the U.S.
  • AML 3630: Latina/o Literature in English, Latina/o Studies on Trial
Spring 2016
  • AML 5637: Studies in Latina/o Literature, Transdisciplinary Approaches in Latina/o Studies
  • AML 3682: American Multi-Ethnic Literature, Apocalypse and Utopia in Multi-Ethnic Genre Fiction
Fall 2015
  • AML 4680: Studies in Ethnic Literature, The Borderlands of U.S. Popular Culture
  • AML 3630: Latina/o Literature in English, Latina/o Studies on Trial