Bridget Christine Arce

Associate Professor

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2008Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
2001 Political Science, Cal-State University
2000 Hispanic Language and Literatures, Middlebury College
1996B.A. , Univesity of California, Santa Barbara

Honors & Acknowledgements

Awards and Fellowships

Recipient of the 2016 Victoria Urbano Book Prize, awarded by the International Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and Culture.

Faculty Fellow of Center for Latin American Studies/Cuban Heritage Collection, Research and Course Design Grant for Undergraduate Scholars Program, University of Miami 2011-2012.

Recipient of Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award
by the Modern Language Association, December 2018.
Recipient of Victoria Urbano Book Award
by the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Release date: February 1, 2017.
Recipient of the 2018 Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Prize
by the Modern Language Association.
Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship
University of Miami, 2010-2011 (semester course release; monthly meetings with other fellows).
Provost Research Award
University of Miami, Summer 2010.
Recipient of Excellence in Civic Engagement Award
by Office of Civic Engagement (Carnegie Status) and Dr. Robin Bachin, Assistant Provost for the Office of Civic Engagement. Ceremony April 23rd, 2015.

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Brazilian/Global Lusophone Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (including Latinx Studies), Cultural Studies, Hemispheric Caribbean Studies, Immigration/Globalization/ Transnationalism/Diasporas, Latin American Studies, Literary/Critical Theory, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Social Movements and Networks, Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Queer and Trans Studies, 18th-19th Century and 20th-21st Century

Research Projects

The Experimental Cinema of Guillen Landrian in Cuba

On February 18th, Dr. Christine Arce, as a part of Black History Month and in collaboration with Dr. Edmund Abaka of Africana studies, invited Dr. Julio Ramos to present three short films by Afro-Cuban experiemental filmmaker, painter and poet, Nicolás Guillén Landrián (1938 in Camagüey, Cuba - July 23, 2003 in Miami, Florida). Trained at the ICAIC (the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry) as a documentarian, his iconoclastic work soon clashed with the official revolutionary culture in the early 1960´s leading to his expulsion from the ICAIC in 1972. He was exiled to Miami in 1989 where he remained an outspoken critic of racism and consumerism in the US. He died of cancer at Miami´s Mercy Hospital in 2003. His work reflects a radical and complex aesthetic sensibility.


Entre la Habana y Veracruz: Toña la Negra and the Transnational Circuits of música tropicalArchipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music (University of the West Indies Press. ).

BC Arce "“From Zapata to Zapatismo: Mesoamerican Epistemology in the Zapatista Imaginary”" 125-14438-2 (Hispanic Journal. 2017).

BC Arce "Bandidaje mexicano frente a la ley del gabacho: El corrido de Juan García" 35-6240.2 (Aztlán. 2015).

BC Arce "“El alma en llamas: visiones mesoamericanas de Pedro Páramo.”" 147-16442.2 (Chasqui. 2013).

BC Arce 1085-110235.4 (Callaloo. 2012).

BC Arce "“Entre la Habana y Veracruz: Toña la Negra and the Transnational Circuits of música tropical.” " Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music. 69-92 (Jamaica: University of West Indies Press. 2012).

BC Arce La fe disfrazada y la complicidad del deseoLecciones de errancia: Mayra Santos-Febres y el Caribe contemporáneo (Editorial Isla Negra de Puerto Rico. 2011).

BC Arce Time, Senses and Landscape: The Workings of Memory in Two Novels by Milton Hatoum Arquitetura da Memória: Ensaios sobre os romances Relato de um certo oriente, Dois Irmãos e Cinzas do Norte de Milton Hatoum (Manaus, Brazil. Brazil: Editora da Universidade do Amazonas / UNINORTE. 2007).

BC Arce Mulatas in the Mexican Inquisition: The Case of Antonia de Soto (Penn State Press. Book proposal accepted for review by series Latin American Originals).

BC Arce "‘¡El chuchumbé te va a agarrar!’: la pedagogía del son en la comunidad chicana.” Costuras del Relato." (Eds. Ricardo Chica Géliz and Gabriela Pulido. Cartagena de Indias: University Press.. April 2018).