Esther Gabara

Esther Gabara

E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Co-Director, Global Brazil Lab

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Humanities Lab

Esther Gabara works with art, literature, and visual culture from modern and contemporary Latin America. Central issues in her research are the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, theories and practices of non-mainstream modernisms, and representations of race and gender. Her teaching in the departments of Romance Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University covers visual theory, Latin American modernism, photography, Pop Art, Mexican feminism, and contemporary art and cultural production in the Americas. Currently she is working on a book manuscript, "Non-Literary Fiction: Invention and Interventions in Contemporary Art of the Americas," preparing an exhibition on Pop Art in the Americas, and researching the contemporary articulation of the colonial relationship between Latin America and Spain through the prism of art, economics, and immigration.


Pop Art in the Americas, 1965-1975
Humanities Lab


Global Brazil Lab


Global Brazil Humanities Lab
Global Brazil Humanities Lab
-- Feb 24 2014
A new Humanities Laboratory, GLOBAL BRAZIL: CULTURE, NATURE, POLITICS, will begin in Fall 2014. Global Brazil aims to generate new conversations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the... Read More
New Humanities Lab Takes On the World's Largest Unknown Country, Brazil
New Humanities Lab Takes On the World's Largest Unknown Country, Brazil
-- Sep 19 2014
Brazil is an increasingly important player on the world stage. Its profile at Duke is rising as well. A Humanities Lab launched this semester, Global Brazil: Culture, Nature, Politics, joins a new... Read More