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Yaw Agawu-Kakraba

Professor of Spanish and African Studies

129 Hawthorn Building
Altoona , PA 16601
Office Phone: (814) 949-5203

Research Interests:

Contemporary Spanish Literature, Postmodernist Spanish fiction and culture, Spanish Drama, Afro-Hispanic literature and culture


Yaw Agawu-Kakraba holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from Cornell University as well as an MA in Spanish from the University of Alberta in Canada. His research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century contemporary Spanish fiction and Afro-Hispanic Literature and Cultures. He is the author of Postmodernity in Spanish Fiction and Culture (University of Wales Press), Demythification in the Fiction of Miguel Delibes (Peter Lang), and co-editor of Diasporic Identities Within Afro-Hispanic and African Contexts (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), and African, Lusophone, and Afro-Hispanic Cultural Dialogue (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). His scholarly publications have appeared in journals in the US, Spain, France, Canada, Japan, and elsewhere. He has co-organized for the past 14 years the biannual International Conference on Afro-Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and Latin American Studies (ICALLAS) held at the University of Ghana, Legon.