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Dr. Grafals specializes in Caribbean literature,
"My hope is to inspire a diverse, cross-cultural student body to see their lives as implicated in the
Research and Service Areas
Dr. Grafals is at work on his manuscript that frames an important series of Puerto Rican writers of fiction using Caribbean cultural theory. Focusing on Puerto Rican writers that transgress the nation-space boundaries established by both Spanish and U.S. colonialism, Dr. Grafals connects these transgressive literary strategies to theories of Caribbean cross-cultural identity as established by writers like Frantz Fanon, Severo Sarduy
Dr. Grafals is also working with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at FIU to articulate ways our classrooms and campus can promote Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for our diverse and diasporic student population.