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Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Ph.D., McGill University
Dr. Natalio Ohanna is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and affiliated faculty in the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University.
Ohanna is a specialist in transatlantic cultural and literary studies. He studied at the University of Buenos Aires, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and McGill University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies with a dissertation entitled "Among Muslims, Renegades and Indians: Spanish Narratives of Coexistence in Foreign Lands." Ohanna specializes in Spanish Golden Age and Spanish American colonial literatures, with a focus on the intellectual history of the Early Modern period, the cultural triangle of Europe, Africa and the Americas in struggle and exchange, the discursive configuration of the East and the New World, Spanish humanism during the Counterreformation, and the social and political meanings of cross-cultural narratives of travel, shipwreck and captivity. His scholarly work has been published in professional journals such as Hispanic Review, Anales Cervantinos, Hispanic Journal, Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. His book, Cautiverio y convivencia en la edad de Cervantes
, was recently published by Centro de Estudios Cervantinos in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. He also serves as the faculty director of the undergraduate study abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina