Martina Broner

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor

Spanning film, photography, and virtual reality, Martina Broner’s research sits at the intersection of Latin American cinema and media studies and the environmental humanities. Her book manuscript focuses on the environmental crisis in the transnational Amazon rainforest and examines new media formats that emerge from entanglements between human and non-human entities. She earned MFAs from Columbia University (Film) and New York University (Creative Writing in Spanish) and completed a PhD in Romance Studies at Cornell University. Before joining the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth in the Department of Film & Media Studies and the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. Broner co-founded the Amazonia Section of the Latin American Studies Association, and she teaches courses such as “Media and the Activist Amazon,” “Streaming Latin America,” “Cameras and Crisis,” and “Writing the Short Story.”


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  • BA University of Minnesota
  • MFA Columbia University
  • MFA New York University
  • PhD Cornell University

Selected Publications

  • Peer Reviewed

    “Rethinking Format in the Amazon: Ecology and El abrazo de la serpiente,” JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 61, no. 1 (Fall 2021): 7–26.


    Antonio Muñoz Molina, “The Lighthouse at the End of the Hudson,Places Lost and Found: Essays from the Hudson Review, Syracuse University Press, January 2021. First published in The Hudson Review, vol. 66, no. 1, 2013

    Antonio Di Benedetto, Nest in the Bones: Stories, New York: Archipelago Books, 2017

    Antonio Di Benedetto, “The Guide Dog of Hermosilla, Harper’s, May 2017

    Antonio Muñoz Molina, “Lives and Misfortunes of Lorenzo da Ponte,” The Hudson Review, vol. 69, no. 2, 2016


    “Fire,” Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, vol. 50, no. 1, 2017

    “Milú en la nieve,Estados Hispanos de América, Sudaquia Editores, New York, 2016. First published in 20/40: 20 autores latinoamericanos menores de 40 años, vol. 3, Suburbano Ediciones, 2014.

    Abundancia de cielo, New York: azGrey Editores, 2014

    El ruido de la fiesta, Buenos Aires: Editorial Mancha de Aceite, 2011