Anne-Garland Mahler

Assistant Professor of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 453
Office Hours:
Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm and by appt

Research Summary

Anne Garland Mahler is an assistant professor of Spanish and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. She is broadly interested in race and social movements in the American hemisphere, and especially in cold war politics, black internationalism, and postcolonial and Global South theory. Her book, The Color of Resistance: Race and Solidarity from the Tricontinental to the Global South, is under contract with Duke University Press.

Mahler is co-organizer of Men with Guns, a Ford-funded interdisciplinary and collaborative symposium and book on cultures of paramilitarism in the modern Americas. She serves on the founding executive committee of the Modern Language Association's Global South Forum.

Before joining UVa, Mahler taught in the University of Arizona’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.


Ph.D., Emory University

M.A., Emory University

B.A., University of Pittsburgh



The Color of Resistance: Race and Solidarity from the Tricontinental to the Global South (Forthcoming, Duke University Press).


“Global South.” Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory. Forthcoming, Oxford University Press.

“Beyond the Color Curtain: The Metonymic Color Politics of the Tricontinental and the (New) Global South.”  The Global South Atlantic, eds. Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter. Forthcoming, Fordham University Press.

“The Global South in the Belly of the Beast: Viewing African American Civil Rights Through a Tricontinental Lens.” Latin American Research Review 50.1 (2015): 95-116.

“Todos los negros y todos los blancos tomamos café: Race and the Cuban Revolution in Nicolás Guillén Landrián’s Coffea arábiga.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism 46 (2015): 55-75.

“The Writer as Superhero: Fighting the Colonial Curse in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 19.2 (2010): 119-40. (Reprinted in U.S. Latino/a Writing 4.10, ed. A. Robert Lee. Routledge University Press, 2013.)

Grants & Awards

Ford Foundation, "Men with Guns"