Marissa Ambio

Marissa Ambio
Marissa Ambio

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Christian A. Johnson 205

Marissa Ambio’s book project draws on archival research of the Cuban émigré press during the Ten Years War to explore the articulation of Cuban nationalism within a transnational context. Her recent writing examines the contemporary work of Junot Díaz to show how sound (and its absence) is used to craft literary dimensions and convey cultural concepts, like Dominican masculinity.

Ambio’s publications have appeared in Hispania, Latin American Research Review and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Ambio enjoys teaching language, literature and culture courses and is happy to reconnect with Hamilton, being an alumna of its study abroad program in Madrid.

Recent Courses Taught

Spanish for Heritage/Bilingual Speakers
Hispanic New York: Origins to Present

Select Publications

  • “Cuba’s laborante: the Worker as Revolutionary Identity.” Latin American Research Review. 50.3 (20 I 5): 157-174.
  • “Deism and the Authorship of Jicoténcal.” Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume VI. Ed. Antonia I. Castañeda and A. Gabriel Meléndez. Houston: Arte Público P, 2006. 199-213. Rpt. Recovering Hispanic Religious Thought and Practice of the United States. Ed. Nicolás Kanellos. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars P, 2007. 76-89. 
  • “Illustrating Identity in the Cuban Emigré Press: Latin American Transnationalism in El Ateneo.Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 48.2 (2014): 307-328.
  • “The Authorship of Jicoténcal.Hispania 88.3 (2005): 445-55.

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association
Latin American Studies Association
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Appointed to the Faculty: 2017

Educational Background

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Phil., Columbia University
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., Williams College


Solidarities in Exile: Cuban Collectives, Nation and New York City's Spanish-Language Periodicals, 1868-78
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