Luke Urbain is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese with a minor in the Transdisciplinary Study of Visual Cultures. Their dissertation explores the concept of safety—in all its coercions and forms of care—as an agent material transformation in and on recent Cuban cultural production, including its diaspora. Other research interests include Contemporary Caribbean Literatures and Visual Cultures, Postcolonial Theory, Photography, and Queer Theory.
Studying: Cuban Literature and Visual Culture
Faculty Advisor: Guillermina De Ferrari
Awards & Honors:Awards: LACIS Tinker-Nave Short Term Field Research Grant, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Summer Research Grant, Graduate School Fellowship (Spring 2021). Publications: Just sent off my first article! Published a book review in the Journal of Invisible Culture last summer.