We are very excited to announce the newest members of the Puerto Rico Syllabus team: New Curricular Fellows & Research Fellow!

Curricular Fellow

Gabriel Carle
(San Juan, 1993) completed a B.A. in Escritura Creativa at Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University. Their creative and academic research interests center on issues of Queerness, Indigeneity, and Blackness in Caribbean literature and activism. They have won literary prizes at UPR-RP and the University of Houston. In 2018, they published their first short story collection, Mala Leche. They are currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at NYU.

Tania M. Ríos Marrero
is a community organizer and graduate student in the library and information science program at the University of Washington Information School. Her interests include the use of data, visualization, maps and storytelling in Caribbean digital scholarship. She was a 2021 Library of Congress Junior Fellow, and has facilitated workshops and presented her work at the intersection of libraries and community organizing at the Next Library Conference in Berlin, the University of Pennsylvania Climate Change, Resilience, Environmental Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference, and the New Jersey State Library Leadership Academy. She is currently based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Research Assistant

Abner Aldarondo
is an undergraduate senior at Amherst College double majoring in Spanish and Latinx and Latin American Studies. He is currently working on his honors thesis tentatively titled Imaging and Imagining Environmental Justice: Puerto Rican Visual Culture in the Anthropocene. It concerns itself with the malleability of cultural identity and its entanglement with environmental justice in Puerto Rican artwork from the homeland and the diaspora.