Renata Pontes holds a master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. in Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Currently, she is an ABD in Spanish at Temple University, where she pursued a Certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her main work addresses Caribbean Women Writing and Feminist Theory.

She has written about literature, music, and nationalism in Brazil and Cuba. Her last publications includes the articles: “Poéticas e políticas da experiência em Mário de Andrade” (Continente Multicultural, March 2019), “Escúchame con tu cuerpo entero: antiocularcentrismo, crisis de la palabra y sinestesia en Clarice Lispector” (Alea: Estudos Neolatinos, Sept 2018), and “«Un poema es una cosa que será». Visceralidad, metalenguaje y renovación de la ruptura en Juan Gelman” (Literatura: teoría, historia y crítica, January 2018).