Esther Gabara

E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies (2012 - 2017)

Professor Gabara’s main scholarly area of specialization is the relationship between literature and the visual arts in modern and contemporary Latin America. She has made major contributions to the development of the curriculum of the Department of Romance Studies, creating courses on 20th century Mexico; Mexican feminist thought, art, and literature; Latin American modernism; and US Chicana feminists. Reflecting her secondary appointment in Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Dr. Gabara has introduced students to visual culture through a course on photography in Latin America. In addition, her curatorial experience with major museums has prompted her to use the Nasher as a pedagogical tool, teaching classes on pre-Columbian art or Mexico’s “Social Sculpture.”