Assistant Professor of Spanish
403 Pardee Hall


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., New Mexico State University

Prof. Gutiérrez-Coto joined the Foreign Languages & Literatures faculty in August 2015. His teaching and research interests are primarily focused on Caribbean studies, poetry, LGBTQ+ studies, material culture, and visual studies. His dissertation, entitled “Homo-affectivity and the New Latin American Left: Adaptations of Works by Senel Paz,” considers how the political Left in the context of the “Marea Rosada” [Pink Tide] is redefining the contours of Post-Cold War leftism. He is currently editing Campo de refugiados, an anthology of Cuban and Cuban-American contemporary poetry on Jewish and Arabic topics.

A las puertas de Esmirna (2017) is the most recent of Prof. Gutiérrez-Coto’s three books of poetry. He also has authored three scholarly monographs, including a literary history (El grupo Orígenes de Lezama Lima o el infierno de la trascendencia, 2012), and six edited volumes, including a critical edition (Poesía Completa by Ángel Gaztelu, 2015). His scholarly articles appear in several journals, including Cuban Studies, Revista de la Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba, Camino Real: Revista de estudios norteamericanos, and Celestinesca. In 2008, he won the National Prize of Essay “José María Heredia,” awarded by the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists. Among this and other distinctions, he has received two grants from Spain’s Ministry of Culture (2010, 2015).

Since 2015, Dr. Gutiérrez-Coto serves as editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journal Caribe, revista de cultura y literatura (Founded at the University of Hawaii in 1976). Additionally, he is an editorial board member of Chasqui, revista de literatura latinoamericana (Arizona State University) and of Transatlántica: Poetry and Scholarship (Case Western Reserve University).