Esther Leah Gabara
Associate Professor of Romance Studies

Esther Gabara works with art, literature, and visual culture from modern and contemporary Latin America. Central issues in her research are the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, theories and practices of non-mainstream modernisms, and representations of race and gender. Her teaching in the departments of Romance Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University covers visual theory, Latin American modernism, photography, Pop Art, Mexican feminism, and contemporary art and cultural production in the Americas. Currently she is working on a book manuscript, "Non-Literary Fiction: Invention and Interventions in Contemporary Art of the Americas," preparing an exhibition on Pop Art in the Americas, and researching the contemporary articulation of the colonial relationship between Latin America and Spain through the prism of art, economics, and immigration.

Office Hours

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 pm and by appointment. Location varies between 212 Languages and Global Brazil Lab, Smith Warehouse, Bay 5.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 212 Language Center, Department of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257
  • Box 90257, Department of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257

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