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Danny Barreto

Danny Barreto

Assistant Professor of LGBTQ Studies
LGBTQ Studies, 115B East Hall
p 315-228-6139
Danny Barreto received his PhD in Hispanic Languages & Literature and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook University, SUNY (2010). His research centers largely on Galician and Spanish narrative, while drawing heavily on his background in Latin American and Caribbean studies and gender theory.

Danny’s most recent work in the area of Galician studies engages with sexuality, gender, language, and national identity in literary and cinematic production from the late 19th through 21st centuries. Recent publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Galicia 21 and Galician Review, as well as the edited volume Queering Iberia: Iberian Masculinities at the Margins (2012). He has taught courses on Spanish and Latin American literature, women's studies, translation, and language.

Currently he is preparing a book manuscript, which furthers his research on domestic relations and the problems of reconciling home and homeland in Galician literature.


BA, Hunter College, CUNY, 2002; PhD, Stony Brook University, SUNY, 2010

Teaching Experience

Visiting assistant professor of Hispanic Studies, Vassar College, 2010-2013



  • “Galicia, or the Spurious Child: Illegitimate Origins in the Modern Novel.” Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal 4 (2015): 45-60. 
  • “‘Sen pátrea nin lareira’: los espacios nacionales y domésticos en la novela transatlántica ¡A Besta! de Xan de Masma. Galician Review. (In Press.)
  •  “Ir de morto, ir de vivo: Galicians in a State of Living Death.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 12.4 (2011): 385-99
  • “A promiscuidade sexual, lingüística e rexional da novela galega do século XIX: un estudo de A cruz de salgueiro de Xesús Rodríguez López.” Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies 3 (2011): 3-18
  •  “Ladies of Providence: The Absence of Motherhood and Motherland in Irene Vilar’s The Ladies’ Gallery: A Memoir of Family Secrets.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 34.1 (2007): 3-18

Book Chapter

  • “A Galician Werewolf in Spain: Contemporary Representations of Manuel Blanco Romasanta.” In Queering Iberia: Revisiting Iberian Masculinities. Ed. Josep-María Armengol. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. 61-78


  • Género, nación y literatura. Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española by Carmen Pereira-Muro.Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 37.3 (2013): 582-584.
  • Writing Galicia into the World by Kirsty Hooper.” Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies 4 (2012): 110-112.


“A Home Divided: A Post-National Approach to Family, Gender and Region in Modern Galician Narrative”