Thomas F. Anderson

Thomas Anderson 1

Professor of Spanish


B.A., Bowdoin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Research Profile

Professor Anderson is a specialist in the literature, history, and cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean and is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies and of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies. From the latter Anderson received a Faculty Residential Fellowship, which facilitated his research for his first book, Everything in Its Place: The Life and Works of Virgilio Piñera (Bucknell University Press, 2006), the first comprehensive study of one of Cuba’s leading writers and thinkers of the 20th Century.

Anderson has lectured and published widely on a variety of topics related to the Hispanic Caribbean, and his articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals including Revista Iberoamericana, Hispanófila, Revista Interamericana, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (San Juan), Latin American Theatre Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (St. Louis), Afro-Hispanic Review, La Simepreviva among others.

Professor Anderson’s second book, Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo (University of Florida Press, 2011), has been hailed as “a major contribution to the study of Cuban literature and culture” and “the most original and in-depth study of the heterogeneous body of texts associated with the literary and cultural movement known as Afocubanism.” Professor Anderson has recently completed Piñera corresponsal: una vida en cartas (IILI, Pittsburgh, 2016), an edition of the correspondence of the Cuban writer, Virgilio Piñera, and he is presently working on a book about images of the US Civil Rights Movement in Cuban Poetry.

Contact Information

343 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556