Gisela Heffes is a writer and professor of Latin American literature and Culture in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where she also teaches creative writing in Spanish. She has published the anthology Judíos/Argentinos/Escritores (1999) and two monographs, Las ciudades imaginarias en la literatura latinoamericana (2008) and Políticas de la destrucción / Poéticas de la preservación. Apuntes para una lectura (eco)crítica del medio ambiente en América latina (2013). She also has edited Poéticas de los (dis)locamientos (2012) and Utopías urbanas. Geopolítica del deseo en América latina (2013), and was the guest editor for the special issue of Revista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana on “Ecocrítica” (2014). Heffes is also an active fiction writer and the author of the novels Ischia (2000), Praga (2001), Ischia, Praga & Bruselas (2005), the collection of short stories Glossa urbana (2012), a collection of poetic chronicles, Aldea Lounge (2014), and the novella Sophie La Belle and The Miniature Cities (a bilingual edition with images by the author, 2016). She is the founder of the digital project “Archiving the Future: The Recovery of a Heritage in the Making,” an initiative that seeks to gather and record the voices of Spanish-American writers living in the United States, in collaboration with Literal Publishing and the Humanities Research Center.
See her faculty page in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies here.
Ph.D., Yale University, 2007 Licenciatura en Letras. Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 1997