Juliana Nalerio is a scholar of Latin@/ American literature and cultural history. Her works explores the afterimage of colonialism from the Age of Encounters to modern American society (in a continental sense) with an attunement towards colonial archives in Spain and "New Spain" -- and translations and transculturations of the obscene in print cultures as well as ephemera. Juliana asks questions about universal and particular interpretations of objects, emphasizing immediate forms of attentive interpretation, and metaphors of color and visuality.
Juliana asks questions about the role of visual metaphors for interpreting objects and representations in a broadly defined modern world (secularizing world) in which it has become a commonplace to interpret images and the visual medium as ubiquitous, insomuch as images and symbols come to stand in for whole mythologies, almost as the façade on a early modern seminary would have been instructive to publics in a pre-literate society.
Juliana is fascinated by looking, writing, and waxing poetic. She works on race, literature, and critical theory with a historical slant. Juliana has also studied at the Universities of Valladolid and Salamanca in Spain as well as alongside the local archivists and historians of Hostalric, Catalunya. She is an EDGE Fellow at Stanford and held fellowships as an International American Studies Research Fellow at MINECO (FPI) and an American Literary Translators Fellow, and is a product of public arts schools in Florida as a Florida Bright Futures Student.