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About Benigno Trigo

Benigno Trigo was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is currently Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University. His publications include Malady and Genius; Self-Sacrifice in Puerto Rican Literature (2016), Remembering Maternal Bodies (2006), Subjects of Crisis: (2000), Noir Anxiety (Co-authored with Kelly Oliver 2003), as well as two edited collections: Kristeva’s Fiction (2014) and Foucault and Latin America (2002). He has served his community as a member of the board of directors of the Luis A Ferré Foundation and of the Ponce Museum of Art.
Latest Posts | By Benigno Trigo
F Is for Failure
8 months ago

F Is for Failure

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When I was growing up in Puerto Rico, more than thirty years ago, I heard a cruel joke attributed to the Cuban comedian Álvarez Guedes. The joke relied on the …
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AOC’s Lipstick
2 years ago

AOC’s Lipstick

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From the moment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (AOC for short) confirmation to the US Congress as Democratic representative from New York, her red lipstick has been the object of intense attention …
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