Vincent Barletta

Vincent Barletta

Associate Professor


About Me


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 corĂ³nica literature prize.

A John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, Vincent Barletta 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.

Vincent 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.