Charlie Hankin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

With Pitzer Since: 2023
Field Group: Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Campus Address: Broad Hall 127
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: See Faculty Directory

PhD, Princeton University, September 2021
MMus (Violin Performance), University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, March 2015
BA, Reed College, May 2011, Phi Beta Kappa

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st Century Latin American literature and popular music
  • Hip hop and Afro-diasporic poetics
  • Caribbean and Brazilian cultures
  • Sound studies and ethnomusicology
  • Comparative literature and postcolonial studies

Selected Publications
Break and Flow: Hip Hop Poetics in the Americas<>. University of Virginia Press, New World Studies, 2023.

“Ekphrasis and the Ear: Rita Indiana’s Conjuring Poetics.” MLN, accepted and forthcoming.

“Community Pedagogies: Rap Music in Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti.” In Handbook of Hip Hop Pedagogy. Bloomsbury, forthcoming in 2023.

“‘Enraizados da Letra’: Lyrics and the Letter in Brazilian, Cuban, and Haitian Rap.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 30, no. 4 (2022): 619–40.

“La Aldea: Martí, McLuhan y marginalidad en el hip-hop habanero.” In Isla diseminada: ensayos sobre Cuba<>, edited by Justo Planas et. al., 45–68. Hypermedia, 2022.

“Writing Cumbia Villera: Intermediality, Performance, and Neoliberalism in Washington Cucurto and Gabriela Cabezón Cámara.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, accepted and forthcoming.

“Presencia y performance: los cantares mexicanos frente al historicismo.” e-Spania: Revue interdisciplinaire d’études hispaniques médiévales et modernes 30 (2018): 1–21.

“Rap e conscientizção: o legado de Paulo Freire no hip-hop cearense.” Entrelaces 1, no. 10 (2017): 132–145.

“The (Latin) American Underground: Havana and Marginocentric Hip Hop.” Atlantic Studies 14, no. 1 (2017): 82–98.

“Contrapunteo de Los Orishas y Los Aldeanos: El hip hop cubano dentro y fuera de la Revolución.” 1616: Anuario de Literatura Comparada 4 (2014): 201–219.

Recording Collaborations

D-Fi Powèt Revòlte. R.O.D. Rhod over D-Fi, Evazyon Mizik, 2019.

D-Fi Powèt Revòlte. Kwonik on GetoYout. Evazyon Mizik, 2018.

Malcoms Justicia and Charlie Hankin. Sentimientos Desafinados. 18A16 Producciones, 2017. Violin and co-production. Nominated for CubaDisco Best Hip-Hop Album.

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