New Faculty: Carolyn Fornoff

Carolyn Fornoff

Assistant Professor, Romance Studies

Academic focus:

Latin American literature and film (with a focus on Mexico and Central America); the environmental humanities

Current research project: 

A book about contemporary Mexican arts and culture that responds to climate change: “Subjunctive Aesthetics: Mexican Cultural Production in the Era of Climate Change,” currently under review at Vanderbilt Press's Critical Mexican Studies book series

Previous positions:  

  • Assistant Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2018-2022
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Lycoming College, 2017-2018

Academic background

  • Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • M.A., Spanish and Portuguese, University of Pennsylvania, 2013 
  • B.A., Hispanic Studies, Rice University, 2008

Last book read:

“El baile y el incendio” by Daniel Saldaña París 

In your own time/when not working:

I love to cook, take walks, and binge trashy reality T.V.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Latin American film this fall

What most excites you about Cornell:

Creative and brainy colleagues and students 

Twitter: @c4noff 

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