Carina del Valle Schorske is a PhD candidate whose work focuses on women's performance and multimedia practice in the Americas from Zora Neale Hurston through Ana Mendieta. More broadly, her interests as a teacher and scholar include Caribbean aesthetics and theory, psychoanalysis, and the relationship between anthropology and modernism. Carina is pursuing certificates in feminist scholarship and in comparative literature from the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
She is also a writer, and her essays and poetry have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Lit Hub, the New Yorker online, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Offing, The Awl, and The Point, where she is Contributing Editor. She won Gulf Coast's 2016 Prize for her translations of the Puerto Rican poet Marigloria Palma, an ongoing project featured in publications including small axe salon and Asteri(x) Journal. She is a Fellow with CantoMundo, a national organization of Latinx poets, and remains active in the Puerto Rican literary community.
Caribbean aesthetics and theory; performance studies; anthropology and the avant garde; literatures of the African diaspora, U.S. Latinx Studies; psychoanalysis