Danny Barreto

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Danny Barreto

Associate Professor of LGBTQ Studies; Director, LBGTQ Studies Program

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LGBTQ Studies, Africana and Latin American Studies
  • MW 11:00am - 12:00pm (115B East Hall)
  • W 4:15pm - 5:15pm (115B East Hall)


Danny Barreto received his PhD in Hispanic Languages & Literature and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook University, SUNY (2010). His research centers largely on Galician and Spanish narrative, while drawing heavily on his background in Latin American and Caribbean studies and gender theory.

Danny’s most recent work in the area of Galician studies engages with sexuality, gender, language, and national identity in literary and cinematic production from the late 19th through 21st centuries. Recent publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Galicia 21 and Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal, as well as the edited volumes Rerouting Galician Studies: Multidisciplinary Interventions (2017) and Queering Iberia: Iberian Masculinities at the Margins (2012). He has taught courses on Spanish and Latin American literature, women's studies, translation, and language.

His current research focuses on queer cultural production and history in Galicia.

  • BA, Hunter College, CUNY, 2002
  • PhD, Stony Brook University, SUNY, 2010

Visiting assistant professor of Hispanic Studies, Vassar College, 2010-2013


  • “The Age-Old Problem of LGBTQ Representation: Ageing, Intergenerational Relationships and Homosexuality in Galician Literature.” Special Issue: Ageing Men and Masculinities in Contemporary Spanish Literature, Eds. Raquel Medina and Josep María Armengol Carrera, Bulletin of Spanish Studies (2022): 22pp. https://doi.org/10.1080/14753820.2022.2095867
  • “Arde Galiza: o ‘agrocuir’ en contra da metronomatividade do ‘queer.’” Special Issue: “Esa luz redentora da noite.” Estudos ofrecidos a Xesús Alonso Montero. Dir. Carmen Mejía Ruiz. Eds. Ana Acuña Trabazo and Ricardo Pichel. Madrygal: Revista de estudios gallegos 23 (2020): 15-26. https://doi.org/10.5209/madr.73602
  • “Returning to Rurality: Queering Rural Spaces in Galician Literature and Culture.” Special Issue: Galician Mobilities. Eds. Catherine Barbour, María Alonso Alonso and Gustavo San Román. Journal of Romance Studies 20.3 (2020): 513-535. https://doi.org/10.3828/jrs.2020.27
  • "Far from the Family Tree: Queering Genealogies and Literary Archives in Outono aquí by Mario Regueira.Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal 7 (2018): 59-79.   https://doi.org/10.1344/abriu2018.7.3
  • “‘Sen pátrea nin lareira’: los espacios nacionales y domésticos en la novela transatlántica ¡A Besta! de Xan de Masma. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 95.10 (2018): 1071-1083.   https://doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2018.62
  • “Galicia, or the Spurious Child: Illegitimate Origins in the Modern Novel.” Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal 4 (2015): 45-60. https://doi.org/10.1344/abriu2015.4.3
  •  “Ir de morto, ir de vivo: Galicians in a State of Living Death.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 12.4 (2011): 385-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636204.2011.691666
  • “A promiscuidade sexual, lingüística e rexional da novela galega do século XIX: un estudo de A cruz de salgueiro de Xesús Rodríguez López.” Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies 3 (2011): 3-18. 
  •  “Ladies of Providence: The Absence of Motherhood and Motherland in Irene Vilar’s The Ladies’ Gallery: A Memoir of Family Secrets.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 34.1 (2007): 3-18.

Book Chapters

  • "Cruising Galicia: lições das viagens pola Galiza LGBTI." In Nós, xs inadaptadxs: Representações, desejos e histórias LGBTIQ na Galiza. Ed. Daniel Amarelo. Santiago de Compostela: Através Editora, 2020. 175-185.
  • "Archivos multimedia de afectos cuir en la literatura gallega: del silencio a la performance, de la tristeza a la felicidad." In Extremas: figuras de la felicidad y la furia en la producción cultural ibérica y latinoamericana del siglo XXI. Eds. Roland Spiller, Aránzazu Calderón Puerta, Katarzyna Moszczyńska-Dürst. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019. 47-61.
  • "Putting Queerness on the Map: Notes for a Queer Galician Studies." In Rerouting Galician Studies: Multidisciplinary Interventions. Eds. Benita Sampedro Vizcaya and José A. Losada Montero. New York: Palgrave, 2018. 25-38.
  • “A Galician Werewolf in Spain: Contemporary Representations of Manuel Blanco Romasanta.” In Queering Iberia: Revisiting Iberian Masculinities. Ed. Josep-María Armengol. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. 61-78


  •  "New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film by Vinodh Venkatesh." Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas 14.3 (2017): 402-404.
  • Género, nación y literaturaEmilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española by Carmen Pereira-Muro.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 37.3 (2013): 582-584. 
  • Writing Galicia into the World by Kirsty Hooper.” Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies 4 (2012): 110-112.

“A Home Divided: A Post-National Approach to Family, Gender and Region in Modern Galician Narrative”

  • Phi Eta Sigma Professor of the Year, Colgate University, 2016-2017