University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


Anne-Garland Mahler

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

453 New Cabell Hall


Interests: Latin American and U.S. Latino literature and film, Caribbean studies, hemispheric American studies, comparative postcolonial and Global South studies, black internationalism, critical race theory, and cold war politics.

Dr. Anne Garland Mahler is an assistant professor of Latin American Studies and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures.  She holds a Ph.D. from Emory University. Professor Mahler is broadly interested in race and social movements in the American hemisphere, and especially in cold war politics, black internationalism, and postcolonial and Global South theory.  Her manuscript, The Color of Resistance: Race and Solidarity from the Tricontinental to the Global South, is under contract with Duke University Press. A second project, a co-edited volume with Dr. Joshua Lund entitled Men with Guns: Cultures of Paramilitarism in the Modern Americas, was awarded a 2015 Ford-LASA Special Project Grant. Mahler serves on the founding executive committee of the Modern Language Association's Global South Forum.  Before joining UVA, Mahler taught in the University of Arizona’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.