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Vincent Barletta

Associate Professor

About Me

Vincent Barletta is a Stanford University tenure-track associate professor of Comparative Literature and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. There's also an associate professorship in African studies, Latin American studies and Islamic studies in the Abbasi Program, where he works as a research associate.

Iberian literature, Iberian Islam, Portuguese literature, literary and linguistic anthropology, and literature and philosophy are among Barletta's principal study and teaching interests.

There are many books by Barletta. Form and Dispossession is his most recent book (Chicago, 2020). The book explores the concept of rhythm in three different historical eras, ranging from Classical Greece to the present day. Covert Gestures, Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural Practice in Early Modern Spain (Univ. of Minnesota, 2005) and Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and the Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient are two more options (Chicago, 2010). For his 2007 book, Covert Gestures, he won the La corónica literature prize.

A John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, He is also a 2019-2020 recipient of the Kay Philips Award for Outstanding Adult Ally, Youth Community Service for his work in these fields. In addition, he has been awarded various funds for research and teaching collaboration.

Barletta finished post-doctoral studies in Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2001. In 1998, he earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Texas at Austin.

To educate French and Moroccan Arabic speakers the English language, he worked for the Peace Corps in Morocco in 1989-90. He graduated from St. Mary's College of California with a bachelor's degree in English.

Since 2013, Barletta has been a faculty member in Stanford's Comparative Literature and Iberian and Latin American Cultures departments. In addition, he has served as a guest lecturer in the Religious Studies Department, the Jewish Studies Program, the African Studies Program, and the Art History Department at Stanford University.

From 2001 until 2006, Professor Barletta served as an assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Vincent Barletta enjoys learning new languages and is fluent in three of them: English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Furthermore, he has studied Hebrew, Latin, Classical Greek, and Arabic for many years as part of his research. He has an outstanding aptitude to acquire new languages, and he is continually expanding his knowledge base by studying.

Vincent is most happy of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship award he got in 2021. Also in 2007, he was awarded the Stanford University Humanities and Arts Enhancement Enhanced Sabbatical Fellowship (HESFA). Stanford's DLCL Collaborative Teaching Grant and Stanford's DLCL Research Grant have both been given to him many times, most recently in 2019 for the "South of the South" project.

Kay Philips Award for Outstanding Adult Ally, Youth Community Service (a San Francisco Bay Area community service organization) in 2020, and he was on the faculty roster for the Fulbright Specialist Program in American Studies from 2016-18. He has a long history of teaching as well as a successful publishing career. In addition to his writing, he is continually looking for new methods to help others.

Barletta has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with the students he supervises and instructs at the university level. The first-generation college student and the underrepresented minorities are two groups that he believes in supporting. In addition, he has a strong interest in bridging the gap between the humanities and the natural world. He recognizes the significance of raising public awareness about climate change now, before it has a significant influence on the lives of today's youth.

On his days off from teaching, he is an active proponent of labor-friendly policies and a relentless defender of workers' rights. He is an advocate for those who don't have a voice, and he believes that everyone should have access to safe working conditions.

Barletta's love of languages led him to poetry, and he enjoys reading and writing it in his spare time.. A jazz fanatic, he also shares his enthusiasm for the genre with others.

Professor, mentor, and prolific author Vincent Barletta. His career has spanned decades, and his writings on a wide range of subjects are found all over the world. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to the fields of linguistics and literature. Throughout his life, Barletta has sought to link individuals to literature and the world around them.