Noelia Diaz

Noelia Diaz

​Assistant Professor of English

718 631 6302

Department of English

Humanities Bldg, Rm. H328

222-05 56th Ave. Bayside, NY 11364



Ph.D: Comparative Literature, Graduate Center, CUNY                                                                                                         

Masters of Philosophy: Comparative Literature, Graduate Center, CUNY                                                                        

Masters of Arts: Comparative Literature, Graduate Center, CUNY                                                              

Bachelor of Arts: Comparative Literature, Anthropology, Thomas Hunter Honors Program, Summa Cum Laude, Hunter College, CUNY


Classes I teach: English 101, BE 112 ALP and the Immigrant Experience.

Originally from Madrid, Spain, I came to New York City in 1994 and began my studies at Hunter college in 1998, where I fell in love with CUNY and all it has to offer its students. I continued pursuing my studies at the Graduate Center of CUNY where I received my Phd in Comparative Literature while working as an adjunct at John Jay College and the Fashion Institute of Technology. I also worked as a Writing Across the Curriculum fellow at Kingsborough Community College for two years.  I joined the Queensborough College in the fall of 2015.  My research and teaching interests include contemporary theater, primarily Irish, Argentine and Latinx theater; experiential learning facilitated by field trips across New York City and writing pedagogy.


Resisting Neoliberalism and Patriarchy: On Raftery’s Hill (2000) by Marina Carr and La escuálida familia (2001) by Lola Arias” Comparative Drama Journal, 2017                                                                           ​

“Happenstance” Global Grafitti Magazine, 2012

“Angelina Muñiz-Huberman’s A Mystical JourneyGlobal Grafitti Magazine, 2012       

“Tulips” Global Grafitti Magazine, 2011   

Selected Conferences                         

"Mocking Truths/Reclaiming Fictions in Javier Daulte’s Martha Stutz." Comparative Drama Conference, April 2018, Rollins College, Orlando.

“Neoliberal Desaparecidos in Luis Cano’s Buenos Aires.” Northeastern Modern Language Association, March 2017, John Hopkins University, Baltimore.                                 

"Reclaiming the Liminal Space: Marina Carr's By the Bog of Cats...(1998) and Lucía Laragione's Cocinando con Elisa (1993)." Society for Irish and Latin American Studies, February 2017, University of Havana, Havana.

“Invisible Maids: Reclaiming Agency in Lola Arias’ Mucamas/Maid.”” American Comparative Literature Association, March 2016, Harvard University, Boston.

“Traumatized Bodies and Collapsed Masculinities in Socavón (1999) by Luis Cano.” American Comparative Literature Association, March 2015, Washington University, Seattle.

"Reclaiming the liminal space: ‘Cabecitas Negras’ in Cocinando con Elisa by Lucía Laragione.” American Comparative Literature Association, March 2014, New York University, New York.

"At the End of The World: Apocalyptic Visions and Incest in On Raftery’s Hill (2000) by Marina Carr and La escuálida familia (2001) by Lola Arias.” American Comparative Literature Association, March 2012, Brown University, Providence

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.