Stephanie Alcantar

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228 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-3254


Visiting Assistant Professor
Global and Intercultural Studies


PhD, University of Cincinnati
MA, University of Cincinnati
BA with distinction, Juarez University of the State of Durango, Mexico


Stephanie Alcantar teaches classes in Latin American Studies on the topics of Latinos in the United States, US-Latino literature, and Latino diaspora in the US through literature, film, music and popular culture. Her research interests include 19th, 20th Century Hispanic literature, Contemporary Hispanic poetry, Chicano literature, Latin American theatre, creative writing, and cultural studies.


Stephanie Alcantar's work examines Hispanic literature from interdisciplinary perspectives, her primary research focuses on the study of hybrid texts, which are those that develop new meanings and unprecedented aesthetical experiences from the resignification of mathematical concepts within literary texts. Her book, El orden del infinito: relectura de un tema borgiano (IMAC, 2013) embodies her first approach to the study of the mathematical concept of infinity, on 4 short stories of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986).

Dr. Alcantar research interests also include Chicano literature, Spanish American literature and culture, Hispanic poetry, Latin American theatre, creative writing, and cultural studies.

Dean's Fellowship recipient 2017-2018, University of Cincinnati.


She has published 5 books of poetry Los lirios contarán cuentos de hadas (2008), La incertidumbre también tuvo infancia (2009) -translated to Polish-, Teoría del Olvido (2011), Humedad de la nostalgia (2013), and Coreografía del miedo (2015), and the play titled [ ] El tamaño del vacío (2014).

Her creative writing is included in magazines and anthologies published in Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Poland, Mexico, and EEUU. Since 2012 she collaborates for the Journal La Otra.