• Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
  • Peters Hall 303
  • 440-775-6736
  • Monday 4-5 p.m., Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m., Friday 12-1 p.m., and by appointment


  • BA, Oberlin College, 1998
  • MA, M.Phil, Yale University, 2001
  • PhD, Yale University, 2007


I teach all areas of modern and contemporary (19th-21st century) Latin American literature and culture, as well as courses in comparative literature, literary analysis, and theory.


  • FYSP 073: Radical Reading and Writing: Imagination in the World
  • HISP 202: Intermediate Spanish I
  • HISP 203: Intermediate Spanish II
  • HISP 306: Introduction to Literary Analysis in Hispanic Literatures
  • HISP 318: Survey of Latin American Literature: Youth in Revolt
  • HISP 324: Popular Culture in Latin America
  • HISP 335: Melodrama and Cultural Anxiety in Latin America
  • HISP 402/CMPL 402: Avant-Garde in América
  • HISP 403/CMPL 403: Avant-Garde in América (LxC Spanish-language Discussion)
  • HISP 421: Julio Cortázar’s Rayuela
  • LATS 100: Introduction to Latin American Studies 

Research and Teaching Interests

  • 20th and 21st century Latin American and Comparative Literature
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • North and South American Yiddish Theater
  • Popular and Avant-garde Theater
  • Pop Culture
  • Continental and American Philosophy
  • Music and Music Theory
  • Gender Studies
  • Diaspora Studies



Fictions of the Bad Life: The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin American Literature, 1880–2010 (Ohio State UP, 2014)


“In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time: Roberto Arlt’s El fabricante de fantasmas as Minoritarian Cultural Production in 1930s América.” Política Común (forthcoming).

“Reconsidering Anti-Semitism and White Slavery in Contemporary Historical Fiction about Argentina.” Comparative Literature 63(3): 2011: 307-327.

“¿Cuánto cuesta el presente? El tiempo de la prostitución en Santa.” Rafael Olea Franco, ed. Santa, Santa nuestra (México: Colegio de México, 2005): 159-170.


Teaching the Cultural Aspect of Language

June 22, 2015
Granted tenure in April 2015 , Claire Solomon ’98 teaches courses in modern and contemporary (19th-21st century) Latin American literature and culture, comparative literature, literary analysis, and...