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Stephen Silverstein

Assistant Professor in Spanish

Baylor University
One Bear Place #97393
Waco, TX 76798-7393
Old Main 175

Spring 2015 Office Hours:
MW 4:30-5:30; T/R 4:45-5:30, and by appointment


2012 - Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia
M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia
B.A. in Spanish, Rutgers University
B.S. in Finance, Rutgers University

Courses Taught
Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Introduction to Hispanic Literature


Single-Authored Book

The Merchant of Havana: The Jew in the Cuban Abolitionist Archive. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, (under contract).

Journal Articles

“Deleuzo-Guattarian Becoming in Cristina Rivera Garza's La cresta de Ilión.” Letras Femeninas. Forthcoming. 28 ms. pp.

“The Cuban Anti-Antislavery Genre: Anselmo Suárez y Romero’s Colección de artículos and the Policy of Buen Tratamiento.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 68.1 (June 2015), 59-75.

“Racial Alchemy and Alejandro Tapia y Rivera’s La cuarterona.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 44.1 (May 2015), 119-35.

“La hibridación en las Cartas de Luis de Carvajal, el Mozo.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos. 31:1 (Winter 2015), 1-21.

“Jorge Luis Borges’s Poetic Response to the Arab-Israeli Six Day War.” Hipertexto19 (Winter 2014), 31-42.

“Ragpickers of Modernity: Cristina Rivera Garza’s Nadie me verá llorar and Walter Benjamin's Theses on the Philosophy of History.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 47:3 (October 2013), 533-59.

“The Discourse of Jewish Difference in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace.” Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society n.s. 17, no.2 (Winter 2011), 80-100.

Book Chapter

“The Cuban Protest Song from Pablo Milanés to Los Aldeanos.” Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism. Eds. Lindsay Michie Eades and Eunice Rojas. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2013. 397-421.


Sala Valldaura, Josép María. “Popular Theatre and the Spanish Stage, 1737-1798.” A History of Theatre in Spain. Eds. Maria M. Delgado and David T. Gies. Trans. Stephen Silverstein. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012. 134-156.


“The Uses of Anti-Semitism in Nineteenth-Century Cuba.” Latin American Jewish Studies 33.1 (2013), 58-59.