Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia (Santurce, Puerto Rico. BA. University of Puerto Rico, M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University). Professor Quintero-Herencia taught at the University of Puerto Rico's Department of Hispanic Studies, Rio Piedras, from 1992 to 2001 and was appointed Andrew W. Mellon Research Associate at Brown University's Department of Hispanic Studies from 1998 to 2000. He is the author of Fulguración del espacio: Letras e imaginario institucional de la Revolución cubana 1960-1971 (2002), Latin American Studies Association Premio Iberoamericano, and La máquina de la salsa: Tránsitos del sabor (2005). He is the editor of Caribe abierto ( ) Ensayos críticos (2012).
As a poet he is the author of El hilo para el marisco/Cuaderno de los envíos (2002), Pen Club of Puerto Rico Poetry Prize, La caja negra (1996), Libro del sigiloso (2012) and El cuerpo del milagro (2016). He was a founding member and coeditor of the journal of Puerto Rican poetry Filo de juego, and was also a member of the collective journal Nómada, and a contributor to the Puerto Rican journals bordes and Postdata.
Quintero-Herencia has held fellowships from the Ford and Andrew W. Mellon Foundations, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña/National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His third research book is titled La hoja de mar (:) Efecto archipiélago I is forthcoming with Almenara Press.
Areas of interest: Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature, Contemporary Puerto Rican and Cuban Literatures, Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Literary Theory, Cultural Analysis, Poetics and Politics, Sensoriality and Archipelagic poetics.