Martina Broner

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor

Spanning film, photography, and virtual reality, Martina Broner’s research sits at the intersection of Latin American cinema and media studies and the environmental humanities. Her book manuscript focuses on the environmental crisis in the transnational Amazon rainforest and examines new media formats that emerge from entanglements between human and non-human entities. Broner earned MFAs from Columbia University (Film) and New York University (Creative Writing in Spanish) and completed a PhD in Romance Studies at Cornell University. Before joining the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth in the Department of Film & Media Studies and the Program in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies. She teaches courses such as “Media and the Activist Amazon,” “Streaming Latin America,” “Cameras and Crisis,” and “Writing the Short Story.”

Spanish and Portuguese
BA University of Minnesota
MFA Columbia University
MFA New York University
PhD Cornell University

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed

“Rethinking Format in the Amazon: Ecology and El abrazo de la serpiente,” JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 61, no. 1 (Fall 2021): 7–26.


Antonio Muñoz Molina, “The Lighthouse at the End of the Hudson,” Places Lost and Found: Essays from the Hudson Review, Syracuse University Press, January 2021. First published in The Hudson Review, vol. 66, no. 1, 2013

Antonio Di Benedetto, Nest in the Bones: Stories, New York: Archipelago Books, 2017

Antonio Di Benedetto, “The Guide Dog of Hermosilla,” Harper’s, May 2017

Antonio Muñoz Molina, “Lives and Misfortunes of Lorenzo da Ponte,” The Hudson Review, vol. 69, no. 2, 2016


“Fire,” Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, vol. 50, no. 1, 2017

“Milú en la nieve,” Estados Hispanos de América, Sudaquia Editores, New York, 2016. First published in 20/40: 20 autores latinoamericanos menores de 40 años, vol. 3, Suburbano Ediciones, 2014.

Abundancia de cielo, New York: DíazGrey Editores, 2014

El ruido de la fiesta, Buenos Aires: Editorial Mancha de Aceite, 2011