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Luis Martin-Cabrera


Ph.D. (University of Michigan)

Associate Professor of Peninsular and Latin American Literature and Culture

Primary Office: LIT 433
Primary Phone: Contact Department
Quarterly Office Hours

Email: lmartincabrera@ucsd.edu
Website: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/scwmemory/

ON LEAVE FA15-SP16

UCSD Hellman Fellow
Affiliated Faculty of CILAS (Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies)
Affiliated Faculty of Ethnic Studies

Professor Martin-Cabrera is interested in Marxism and Psychoanalysis as a theoretical matrix to address a series of problems such as the politics of memory in Spain and Latin America, the convoluted relationship between market, culture and State, the privatization of the public university, the critique of Neo-liberalism in Latin America and the development of intersectional analysis (the asymmetrical relationship between race, gender, class, and sexuality) as a tool to rethink labor history, neo-colonialism, migration and the global and national struggles against the expansion of capitalism.
 
Martin-Cabrera's forthcoming book, Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone beyond Market and State, is an analysis of dictatorial regimes on both sides of the Atlantic that uses detective fiction and political documentaries as a privileged terrain to interrogate the relationship between memory and justice in these regions.
 
In addition, Professor Martin-Cabrera is the Director of The Spanish Civil War Memory Project, a UCSD initiative to collect testimonies of survivors from The Spanish Civil War, and he is a frequent contributor of alternative media outlets, especially the Spanish counter-information newspaper www.rebelion.org.


Books:
 
Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone beyond Market and State. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, August 2011.
 
Insurgencias invisibles: resistencias y militancias en Estados Unidos. Madrid: La Oveja Roja, 2015.
http://www.laovejaroja.es/insurgencias.htm
 
Fuera de la ley: Asedios a fenómeno quinqui en la transición a la democracia. (eds.) Joaquín Florido Berrocal, Luis Martín-Cabrera, Eduardo Matos Martín y Roberto Robles Valencia. Serie Constelaciones. Granada: Comares, 2015.
 
The Spanish Civil War Memory Project Webpage: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/scwmemory/
 
Articles and Book Chapters:
 
With Clara Valverde. “The Silence of the Grand Children of the Spanish Civil War: Transgenerational Trauma in Spain” in The Ethics of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting: Essays on Trauma, Memory, and History. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015, p.p. 203-228.
 
"La memoria en el closet: duelo, homonormatividad y herencia paterna en el último cine de Pedro Almodóvar" Revista de ALCES XXI, núm. 0, 2012, p.p.86-131 http://revista.alcesxxi.org/pageFlip.swf
 
"The Potentiality of the Commons: A Materialist Critique of Cognitive Capitalism from the Cyberbracer@s to the "Ley Sinde", Hispanic Review: Fall 2012, 583-605.
 
Los estudios culturales y la crisis financiera en el Estado Español: "Introducción" and "Contra la suspensión de la Mirada crítica: reflexiones sobre la persistencia del conflicto capital/trabajo en la cultura contemporánea española". Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, vol. 14, 2010: p.p.11-138.
 
"Después del final de la historia: la memoria de la militancia revolucionaria en la novelística Argentina contemporánea" Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, 2009 (69): p.p. 305-325.
 
"Antagonismos postcoloniales: de la conversión cultural en La vida aquí al cosmopolitanismo radical de Princesas". In Josebe Martínez e Ileana Rodríguez (eds). Postcolonialidades históricas: in/visibilidades hispanoaméricanas, colonialismos ibéricos. Barcelona: Anthropos 2008.
 
With Daniel Noemí Voinmaa. "Class Conflict, State of Exception and Radical Justice in Machuca by Andrés Wood" Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. 16:1, March 2007, pp.63-80.
 
"El No-Lugar: una lectura transatlántica de la memoria en Galíndez de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán" In Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (40): October 2006, pp. 537-561.
 
"Apocalypses Now: The End of Spanish Literature? Reading Payasos en la Lavadora as Critical Parody". In Randolph Pope and Christine Henseler eds. Generation X Rocks: Contemporary Peninsular Fiction, Film and Rock Culture. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2007. pp.78-96.
 
"Postcolonial Memories and Racial Violence in Flores de otro mundo." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 3:1, 2002, p.p.43-56.