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Mills College at Northeastern University Head of Spanish and Spanish American Studies

Originally from Havana, Cuba, Carlota Caulfield is a poet, essayist, translator, and critic. Her interests and research are in modern literature and cultures with an emphasis on Iberian, Latin American, and Caribbean poetry. Her work has focused on the avant-garde and interdisciplinary approaches to art and poetry.

Dr. Caulfield is actively involved with the International Research Group Poció, Poesia i Educació of the University of Barcelona, promoting and supporting the teaching of poetry in the contemporary world: creation, formation, and social commitment.

  • 2016-2019. W.M. Keck Professor in Creative Writing, Mills College
  • 2015. International Research Fellowship, University of Barcelona (Summer)
  • 2011-2012. Trefethen Award for outstanding teaching, curricular innovation, and scholarship, Mills College
  • 2006. Research Fellowship at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London (Fall)
  • 2001-2002. Women’s Studies Quigley Fellow, Mills College
  • 2002. Research Fellowship at the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London (Fall)
  • 1987-1988. Cintas Fellowship for Poetry, Cintas Foundation, Institute of International Education

Poetry Prize

  • First International Hispanoamerican Poetry Prize “Dulce María Loynaz” (Spain-Cuba, 2002)
  • Latino Prize for Literature in Poetry, The Latin American Writers Institute of New York (1997)
  • Honorable Mention in the Poetry Prize “Federico García Lorca” (Spain-USA, 1994)
  • Honorable Mention in the Premio Plural (Mexico, 1993)
  • International Poetry Prize “Ultimo Novecento,” Poets of the World (Italy, 1988)
  • Honorable Mention “Mairena International Poetry Prize,” Universidad de Río Piedras, Puerto Rico (1983)
  1. Barcelona: Visual Culture, Space and Power (2012 & 2014, co-edited with Helena Buffery)
  2. A Companion to US Latino Literatures (2007 & 2010, co-edited with Darién J. Davis)
  3. GHROMYT (2022, co-authored with J.M. Calleja) and Los juguetes de Bertrand/Bertrand’s Toys (2019)
  4.  “Surrealismo, moda y la poesía visual de J.M. Calleja” Poesía para llevar (2022, Universidad de Barcelona and Universidad Autónoma de Juárez)
  5. “On and off the stage: Tórtola Valencia, ‘mestressa i odalisca’ of herself” Journal of Romance Studies (2019)
  6. “Corresponsals estrangers de Joan Brossa: col.laboracions i diàlegs sobre art i poesia experimentals des de 1950 a 1998” Catalan Review (2017, co-authored with Glòria Bordons)

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    BA in History and Art, University of Havana
    MA in Spanish, San Francisco State University
    Ph.D. in Philosophy and Letters, Tulane University

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