Orlando Bentancor

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures


Spanish, Medieval & Renaissance Studies


Orlando Bentancor, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultures, joined Barnard’s faculty in 2008. Previously, he taught at Princeton University, the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan, and the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. He is a recipient of the James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund grant, as well as the Rackham Merit Fellowship.

Professor Bentancor's main interests include Colonial Latin American literature and intellectual history; Medieval and Early Modern Spanish philosophy; literature, science, and technology; and poststructuralist philosophy and postcolonial theory.

  • B.A., Universidad de la República
  • M.A., Louisiana State University
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

In The News

During the 2015-2016 academic year, awards were presented to Barnard's exceptional faculty to honor their commitment to teaching. 

June 9, 2016