Caribbean literature, Latino Studies, Mexican culture, history of art and ideas in Latin America
Caribbean, Mexico, Central America
Barradas received his Ph.D. from Princeton University where he specialized in Spanish-American literature. Before coming to UF, Barradas was a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where for several years he was chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies and of the Program in Latin American Studies. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University and is the author of several books on Caribbean letters and Latino culture. His research in progress concerns the uses of popular culture in Latin American literature and art, and the iconography of Mexican artists.