Rutgers GSE CMSI

Amanda González

Amanda González Izquierdo is a first-year Ph.D. student studying Comparative Literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She obtained a B.A. from Florida International University, where she majored in English, minored in Philosophy, and completed a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her research interests situate themselves in the dialogue between continental philosophy (focusing on deconstructive ethics) and post-colonial Caribbean theory and literature. Her work raises questions about post-colonial diasporic experiences, the role that language plays in the fashioning of post-colonial identities, and the challenges and the ethical imperatives of bearing witness in the post-colonial Caribbean.