Faculty

 

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            Jose F. Buscaglia

            Professor & Director

            Program in Caribbean Studies

            Department of Transnational Studies

            712 Clemens Hall

            University at Buffalo

            Buffalo, NY 14260-4620

            Phone: (716) 645-3664

            Jfb2@buffalo.edu

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José Buscaglia is a public intellectual and professor whose work explores the complexities of Caribbean space, political ideologies and aesthetics leading to his theory mulataje and his critique of what he calls Usonian (USA) ideology. His critical practice is thoroughly trans-disciplinary, benefiting from his studies in history (B.A., Princeton University), architecture (M.Arch., University at Buffalo), and comparative literature (Ph.D., University at Buffalo) and extending into areas that include the coloniality of power and racism; the history of piracy, contraband and the peoples of the sea; American Creole nationalisms and post-national studies; the history of Hispanic and Usonian imperialisms; Antillean revolutionary idology and caudillismo; Caribbean architecture and urban history; the political history of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Buscaglia's scholarship is solidly grounded in archival research and in the study of iconography and architecture, as well as public space, discourse and culture.

Books

  • José F. Buscaglia-Salgado, Undoing Empire, Race, and Nation in the Mulatto Caribbean. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003). ISBN 0-8166-3573-0 (HC), ISBN 0-8166-3574-9 (PB)
  • Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Historias del Seno Mexicano (Histories of the Mexican Archipelago). José Francisco Buscaglia Salgado , ed., intro. (Havana: Casa de las Américas, 2009). ISBN 978-959-260-274-8
  • Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez: Edición crítica de José F. Buscaglia (Misfortunes of Alonso Ramirez: A Critical Edition by José F. Buscaglia). José F. Buscaglia Salgado, ed., intro. (Madird: Polifemo/Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2011). ISBN 978-84-00-09365-5

Chapters in Books

  • "De los veros pasos perdidos: Las ciudades españolas en la ficción carpenteriana" (Of the True 'Lost Steps': Spanish Cities in the Novels of Alejo Carpentier), Alejo Carpentier y España (Santiago de Compostela: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 2005): 299-321.
  • "El poder, la ideología y el terror en el Mar de las Antillas" (Power, Ideology and Terror in the Caribbean Sea), Historia de las Antillas (History of the Antilles), vol. 5 (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, forthcoming 2013).

Introductions to Books

  • Ricardo Quiza Moreno, Imaginarios al ruedo: Cuba y los Estados Unidos en las Exposiciones Internacionales, 1876-1904 (Contesting Imaginaries: Cuba and the United States in the International Expositions, 1876-1904) José Francisco Buscaglia Salgado, intro. (Havana: Unión, 2010).

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • "Puerto Rico '98: Architecture and Empire at the Fin de Siècle," Journal of Architectural Education, 48: 4 (1995): 250-259.
  • "14 Mapas de precisiones imaginarias/ 14 Maps of Imaginary Precision," Intersight, 6 (2001): 114-133.
  • "Un Moro en la Gloria: Plácido, o el color de la indecisión" (A Moor in Heaven: Plácido, or the Color of Ambiguity), Azoteas 3 (2003): 9-15.
  • "La Revolución Haitiana y la decapitación del ideal europeo" (The Haitian Revolution and the Decapitation of the European Ideal), Revista Casa de las Américas, 233 (2003): 143-148.
  • "1937: Carpentier y la lucha contra el fascismo" (1937: Carpentier and the Fight Against Fascism), Revista de la Biblioteca Nacional José Martí, 95.3-4 (2004): 24-29.
  • "The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez (1690) and the Duplicitous Complicity Between the Narrator, the Writer, and the Censor," Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism, 1.1 (September 2005). (http://www.dissidences.org/SiguenzaMisfortunes.html)
  • "Las naciones imposibles y el mundo del mulataje en el Caribe" (The Impossible Nations and the World of Caribbean Mulataje), Estudos Lingüísticos e Literários, 31/32 (2005): 193-202.
  • "Diversión, fingimiento, y enmascaramiento en los Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez (1691)" (Diversion, Feigning and Cover-up in the Misfortunes of Alonso Ramirez, 1691), Revolución y Cultura, 2 (April, May, June 2006): 24-29.
  • "La 'Nuestra España' carpenteriana, o del cómo proceder cuidadosamente entre los escombros de una civilización" (Carpentier's "Our Spain," or of How to Proceed with Caution Through the Wreckage of a Civilization), Azoteas, 5 (2006): 59-74.
  • "El proyecto de la Liga Antillana (1869-1898) frente al imperialismo usoniano y al modelo del estado insular de la élites criollas" (The Project of the Antillean League as a Challenge to Usonian Imperialism and to the Insular Nation State of the Creole Elites), Negritud: Revista de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos, 2.2 (Winter 2008-2009): 128-151.
  • "Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez (1690), o del naugfragio que le abrió a América el mundo (Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez (1690), or On the Shipwreck that Opened the World to America), La Habana Elegante, 50 (Fall-Winter 2011). (http://www.habanaelegante.com/Fall_Winter_2011/Dossier_Buscaglia.html)
  • "El Caribe al final de la Era Usoniana: Hacia un nuevo modelo de confederación" (The Caribbean at the End of the Usonian Age: Towards a New Model of Confederation), Aguaita, Colombia, 23 (December 2011): 38-58.
  • "Pan, tierra y tapaboca: Luis Muñoz Marín y el breve interregno democrático del Partido Popular (Puerto Rico, 1938-1948)" (Bread, Land and Censorship: Luis Muñoz Marín and the Brief Democratic Interregnum of the Popular Party (Puerto Rico, 1938-1948), Diálogos Latinoamericanos, Aarhus, Denmark (forthcoming in September 2013)
  • "De moros a morenos: la transición del enemigo de la cristiandad al otro del europeo en las Indias, 1502-1597" (From Moors to Morenos: the Transition from the Enemy of Christendom to the Other to the European in the Indies, 1502-1597), Dirasat Hispanicas, Tunis, Tunisia, (forthcoming in Fall 2013).
  • "Yo que soy el Diputado de esta Ysla y su Representante': causas, consecuencias y alcance de la disputa entre el diputado de la Junta Central Suprema, Ramón Power, y el capitán general Salvador Meléndez en torno al mando supremo en la Isla de Puerto Rico, octubre-noviembre de 1809" ("Me, Being this Island's Deputy and its Representative": Causes, Consequences and Legacy of the Dispute between the Deputy to the Junta Central Suprema, Ramón Power, and the Captain General Salvador Meléndez Concerning the Supreme Command of the Island of Puerto Rico, October-November 1809), La Habana Elegante, (forthcoming in Winter 2013).