Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, Ph.D. New York University, 1973, is Distinguished Professor of Spanish-American literature and culture at the Graduate Center and The City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY), where she served as Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (1995-00). She has held visiting appointments at Colgate University (Colgate Professor of the Humanities) and Columbia University.
Among other books, Chang-Rodríguez has written La apropiación del signo: tres cronistas indígenas del Perú (Arizona State University, 1988), El discurso disidente: ensayos de literatura colonial peruana (Catholic University of Peru, 1991), and Hidden Messages: Representation and Resistance in Andean Colonial Drama (1999, Bucknell University Press). She has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters in journals and collections from Europe and the Americas, and has contributed to major national and international projects such as Latin American Writers (Scribner’s, 1989), History of Literature in the Caribbean (John Benjamins, 1994), Diccionario Enciclopédico de las Letras de América Latina (Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1995), the Encyclopedia of Latin American History (Scribner’s, 1996), the Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Art History and Archaeology (National Gallery of Art, in press), Storia della civilta letteraria ispanoamericana (Torino, UTET, 2000) and the Stori della letteratura ispanoamericana (Rome, La Nuova Italia Scientifica, in press). In 1994 she was the guest editor of Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, dedicated to contemporary women writers from Latin America. Professor Chang-Rodríguez is the founder and general editor of Colonial Latin American Review, the prize winning journal devoted to studying the colonial period from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Raquel Chang-Rodríguez’s research projects have been supported by the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation, The Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Organization for American States, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) which awarded her a fellowship. Professor Chang-Rodríguez has served on the advisory board of Revista Iberoamericana, and now serves as board member of Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, Ciberletras, Inti. From 1997-2000, she was the President of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI), an organization she had presided previously. A frequent key-note speaker at conferences and symposia, Chang- Rodríguez is the co-anchor of Charlando con Cervantes, a program of interviews with prominent personalities sponsored by CUNY-TV and the Instituto Cervantes. She is an Honorary Associate of the Hispanic Society of America. Her latest research project centers on the representation of women in colonial Peru.