Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Carolina Caballero

Senior Lecturer - Spanish & Portuguese

Contact Info


  • B.A., Wofford College, History and Spanish, 1994
  • M.A., University of North Carolina, Romance Languages, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Romance Languages, 2004

Academic Experience

  • Associate Director, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute 2010-
  • Lecturer, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Assistant Professor, Regis University, 2005-2008
  • Instructor, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2004-2005
  • Lecturer, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2003-2004
  • Teaching Fellow, University of North Carolina, 1994-2002

Research & Teaching Specializations: Contemporary Latin American literature, Cultural Studies, Cuba

Related Experience

  • Associate Director, Institute for Cuban and Caribbean Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Co-Director, Tulane’s Summer Program in Havana, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Course Coordinator, Tulane University Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Spring 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, Academic year 2013-2014
  • Resident Director, Newcomb-Tulane Junior Year Abroad in Cuba, 2009
  • Academic Policies and Standards Committee, Regis University, 2007-2008


  • Simón Rodríguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teaching, 2013
  • NEH Grant, 2006
  • University of Florida Research Grant in Latin American Studies, 2005
  • FLAS Fellowship, 2001-2002


  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “Madres, tiranas y rebeldes: los personajes femeninos en la obra teatral de Pedro R. Monge Rafuls.” Pp. 112-123 in Celebrando a Virgilio Piñera. Miami: Pro Teatro Cubano.
  • 2012. “Aquí, allá, ahora: Un ciclo de lecturas necesarias.” Tablas: Revista Cubana de las Artes Escénicas Vol. XCVIII: 100-102.
  • 2009. “Una cubana in the Borderlands in La hija de la Llorona by Teresa Dovalpage.” Latin American Theatre Review, Fall: 27-39.
  • 2007. “El teatro bufo.” In The Colombia Encyclopedia of Modern Dance, Vol. I. Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn, eds. New York: Columbia University Press. 203-204.
  • 2007. “Review of Family and Identity in Contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican Drama, by Camila Stevens.” Hispanófila. June: 107-108.
  • 2007. “Review of El teatro cubano durante la república: Cuba detrás del telón by Matías Montes Huidobro.” Hispanófila. January: 91-92..
  • 2004. “The Queering of Cuban History: Carmelita Tropicana and Memories of the Revolution.” Latin American Theatre Review. Spring: 127-140.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures; Social Problems in Latin American Literature; Introduction to Latino Studies; Introduction to Latin American Culture; Culture and Society: Cuba; Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition





All Events

Upcoming Events

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

View Full Event Description

The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.