Anne Garland Mahler is Associate Professor of Spanish and affiliated faculty in Latin American studies and in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African studies. She is an interdisciplinary scholar focused on South-South political and cultural movements, particularly among Latin American, Caribbean, African American, and U.S. Latinx artists, activists, and writers. Her research draws on the fields of cultural studies, history, and critical theory of racial capitalism and globalization. She holds a PhD from Emory University (2013), and her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. Mahler frequently gives lectures around the globe and contributes to podcasts, magazines and periodicals, like Vogue Japan, The Washington Post, New Books Network, Black Agenda Report, and Revista Común (Mexico City). Her work has inspired exhibits in New York City, Chicago, Charlottesville, and Torrance, California.
Mahler is author of From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity (Duke, 2018), which has been reviewed more than twenty times in a wide range of interdisciplinary venues. She currently has three books in progress: she is co-editor of The Comintern and the Global South: Global Designs/Local Encounters (Routledge, forthcoming 2023) and The Oxford Handbook of the History of the Global South (under contract); and her monograph in progress, South-South Solidarities: Racial Capitalism and Political Community from the Americas to the Globe, was supported by a 2020-21 ACLS Fellowship and has been committed to Duke UP.
Mahler has done significant work to support the foundation and growth of the interdisciplinary field of Global South studies. She is the creator and director of Global South Studies; author of "Global South" for Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory; guest editor, with Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, of two special issues of CLS: Comparative Literature Studies on "New Critical Directions in Global South Studies"; and co-editor of a special issue of the journal The Global South. She was also a founding executive committee member of the Global South forum of the Modern Languages Association.
Mahler serves as co-coordinator of the Internationalism project with the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory and co-coordinator for UVA's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship in Caribbean Literatures, Arts, and Cultures. She serves on the editorial boards of Latin American Literary Review, Pacha: Revista de Estudios Contemporáneos del Sur Global, and the Afro-Latin American Writers in Translation series for the University of New Mexico Press.
For more on her publications, interviews, and public scholarship, visit: https://annegarlandmahler.com
The Oxford Handbook of the History of the Global South, eds. Anne Garland Mahler, Christopher J. Lee, and Monica Popuescu. Under contract with Oxford.
Edited Special Issues
“Global Solidarity before the Tricontinental Conference: Latin America and the League Against Imperialism" in The Tricontinental Revolution: Third World Radicalism and the Cold War, eds. Mark Atwood Lawrence and R. Joseph Parrott. Cambridge UP, 2022.
“The Limits of Global Solidarity: Reading the 1968 Cultural Congress of Havana through Andrew Salkey’s Havana Journal.” The Cultural Cold War and the Global South: Sites of Contest and Communitas, eds. Kerry Bystrom, Monica Popescu, and Katherine Zien, 62-76. Routledge, 2021.
Lee, Christopher J. and Anne Garland Mahler. “The Bandung Era, Non-Alignment, and the Third Way Literary Imagination.” The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature, ed. Andrew Hammond, 183-202. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
“Beyond the Color Curtain: The Metonymic Color Politics of the Tricontinental and the (New) Global South.” The Global South Atlantic, eds. Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter, 99-123. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.
“Todos los negros y todos los blancos tomamos café: Race and the Cuban Revolution in Nicolás Guillén Landrián’s Coffea arábiga.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism (Duke UP) 46 (2015): 55-75.
–(Translation and reprint published in Nicolás Guillén o el desconcierto fílmico, eds. Julio Ramos and Dylon Robbins. Leiden, NL: Almenara Press, 2019.)
“The Writer as Superhero: Fighting the Colonial Curse in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 19.2 (2010): 119-40.
–(Reprinted in U.S. Latino/a Writing 4.10, ed. A. Robert Lee. London, UK: Routledge University Press, 2013.)