Consuelo Martinez Reyes


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Dr Consuelo Martínez Reyes is Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the International Studies Department at Macquarie University. Her work focuses on the representation of gender, sexuality, and national sentiments in Hispanic Caribbean literature and cinema. She is also a writer and translator. She is the editor and translator of Not the Time to Stay: The Unpublished Plays of Víctor Fragoso (2018, Centro Press) and author of the short story collection En blanco (2018, La Pereza).

She is currently working on a monograph entitled Queer Nenas: Representing Love between Women in the Hispanic Caribbean. Queer Nenas considers the apparent invisibility of lesbianism throughout the literary and cinematic history of the Hispanic Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic), specifically during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and the way in which certain circumstances simultaneously hide, regulate, and allow the expression of what are considered sexual “deviancies.” The text looks at the ways in which alternative female sexualities have been previously silenced or represented only at the symbolic level, and only recently have found a public voice openly identified as ‘lesbian’ in the islands. Therefore, the book aims to present a history of female characters who love women, thus instituting a lesbian literary and filmic canon in the Hispanic Caribbean.

Education/Academic qualification

Romance Languages (Spanish), PhD, University of Pennsylvania


Romance Languages, Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania


Comparative Literature, Bachelor of Arts, University of Puerto Rico


Creative Writing in Spanish, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

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love Social Sciences
book review Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
cinema Social Sciences
homosexuality Social Sciences
theater Social Sciences
exile Social Sciences
Puerto Rican Arts & Humanities

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Research Outputs 2003 2019

Representaciones de la maternidad lésbica en el cine de Cuba y Puerto Rico

Cuesta, M. & Martínez-Reyes, C., 2019, In : Cuadernos de Literatura. 23, 45, p. 22-46 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

En blanco: relatos

Martínez Reyes, C., Aug 2018, Miami: La Pereza Ediciones. 106 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Short Story
De Se


Martínez Reyes, C., 25 Nov 2018, Australian Multilingual Writing Project, 1.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contributionResearch

Open Access

Hispanic Caribbean sexiles

Martinez-Reyes, C., 18 Nov 2018, Oxford research encyclopedia of literature. Rabinowitz, P. (ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

civil rights movement
cultural relations
economic structure
sexual orientation

Introduction: the life and theater of Víctor Fragoso

Martínez-Reyes, C. (Translator), Oct 2018, Not the time to stay: the unpublished plays of Víctor Fragoso. Martínez-Reyes, C. (ed.). New York: Centro Press, p. 11-25 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2011 2018

  • 8 Invited talk
  • 2 Membership of board
  • 2 Membership of network
  • 1 Oral presentation

Book launch of 'Not the Time to Stay: The Unpublished Plays of Victor Fragoso'

Consuelo Martinez Reyes (Speaker)
26 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Traduciendo “banawich”: Los retos del teatro bilingüe y bicultural de Víctor Fragoso

Consuelo Martinez Reyes (Speaker)
20 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Australian Association for Caribbean Studies (External organisation)

Consuelo Martinez Reyes (Chair), Lawrence Brown (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

SKASE Journal of Translation and Interpretation (External organisation)

Consuelo Martinez Reyes (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Lesbian Motherhood on Screen: The Case of Cuba and Puerto Rico

Consuelo Martinez Reyes (Speaker)
6 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk