Erin Graff Zivin’s research and teaching interests focus on constructions of Jewishness and marranismo in the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic, aesthetic representations of torture and interrogation, the relationship between ethics, politics, and aesthetics (particularly in the context of Latin American literary and cultural studies), and the intersection of philosophy and critical theory more broadly. She is the author of The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2008) and editor of The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism: Reading Otherwise (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and has articles published or forthcoming in Modern Language Notes (MLN), SubStance, CR: The New Centennial Review, Politica Comun: A Journal of Thought, the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Variaciones Borges, the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Chasqui, the Journal of Jewish Identities, and Modern Jewish Studies. Her latest book, Figurative Inquisitions: Conversion, Torture, and Truth in the Luso-Hispanic Atlantic, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.
Ph.D. Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, New York University, 5/2004
M.A. Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 5/1998