I 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 am a member of the Programs in Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Studies, and Women’s Studies. I am currently working on The Amazon Parrots of the Caribbean: An Environmental Biography, a book project nearing completion, and on a translation of Dominican author Daniel Thaly’s poems from French into English with my colleague Mark Andrews.


Download my Curriculum Vitae: Paravisini-Gebert CV August 2018


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.

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