060116-media-gebertI work in the fields of literature, ecocriticism and environmental history, art history, and cultural studies, specializing in the multidisciplinary, comparative study of the Caribbean. Growing up in my native Puerto Rico, I became fascinated by the many cultural connections between Caribbean peoples despite our different histories and languages and have made that the subject of my research and teaching. I am based in the Hispanic Studies Department at Vassar College and have just returned from a semester in London, where I was directing Vassar’s Program in Media and Culture at Goldsmiths College. At Vassar, I am a member of the Programs in Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Studies, and Women’s Studies. During the 2016-17 academic year I will be a Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, working on The Amazon Parrots of the Caribbean: An Environmental Biography, a new book project.

Download my Curriculum Vitae: cv-lizabeth-paravisini-gebert-nov2016

Contact me at:

Department of Hispanic Studies
Box 541
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
845 437-5611 (Office)
845 437-7025 (fax)

I invite you to visit Repeating Islands, the blog I write with my good friend and colleague Ivette Romero-Cesareo, at  http://repeatingislands.com