Dr. Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Professor of Spanish


Recent Publications

“The Representation of Slow Violence and the Spatiality of Injustice in Y tu mamá también and Temporada de patos.” Ecofiction and Ecorealities: Slow Violence and the Environment in Latin America and the Hispanic/Latino/a/Latinx World. Eds. Ilka Kressner, Elizabeth Pettinaroli, and Ana María Mutis. Routledge, 2020.

Co-authored with Beate Brunow and Britton W. Newman. “Introducing, Assessing, and Scaling Up Environmental Literacy as a Global Literacy in Modern Languages: Lessons from a Liberal Arts College.” Foreign Language Teaching and the Environment: Theory, Curricula, Institutional Structures. Ed. Charlotte Melin. MLA series in Teaching Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, 2019.

“Gendering EcoHispanisms: Knowledge, Gender, and Place in a Pluricultural Latin America.” Hispanic Ecocriticism. Ed. José Manuel Marrero. Peter Lang, 2019.

“Activismo medioambiental multimodal en el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica: medios digitales patrimonio biocultural y de-colonialidad” [“Multimodal environmental activism in the Northern Triangle of Central America: digital media, biocultural heritage, and decoloniality”]. Millars. Espai i historia 40.1 (2016): 155-77.

“Teaching “Global Learning” through the Ecotestimonio: Ojos negros by Eduardo Sguiglia in Class.” Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature 39.2 (2015).

“Eco-Digital Pedagogies: Why and How Teaching the Green Humanities Can Shape Change.” Green Humanities 1.1 (Winter 2015).

“Hacia una ecocrítica transnacional: aportes de la filosofía y estudios culturales latinoamericanos.” Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana 79 (2014): 79-96.

“Espacio, violencia y heteronormatividad en una Nicaragua transnacional: Lectura ecofeminista de La Yuma y Meet Me Under the Ceiba.” Cartografías culturales del género en Centroamérica: saberes, imágenes e itinerarios. Eds. Alexandra Ortiz Wallner and Mónica Albizúrez Gil. Berlin: Walter Frei, 2013.


Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction (UP of Florida, 2011)

Review (English) of Ecological Imaginations in ISLE

Review (Spanish) of Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Research Review

Writing Women in Central America (Ohio UP, 2003)

Review (English) of Writing Women in Middle Ground Journal