Martin Ponti

  • Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies; Director of the First-Year Seminar

Martin Ponti


Office Hours

Spring 2019: Mon/Wed/Fri. 10:30-11:30 (or by appointment)


Dr. Martín Ponti is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. He joined the Department in 2016 and since then, Dr. Ponti has taught courses on Spanish language, culture, and literature. His areas of research focus on the representation of LGBTQI identities in Latin American media, as well as the role of class and gender in framing national discourses on marginalized sexual minorities. 
Dr. Ponti currently serves as the Director of the First-Year Seminar, where he works closely with faculty, staff, peer mentors, and first-year students in supporting their transition to the academic and social dimensions of college life.  

Accent Film Festival 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

 “Cristina Kirchner's Sinceramente: Presidential Memoires as Feminine Political Capital.” Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies (REGS), vol. 48.2, La Mujer y sus Capitales, 2021 (Under editorial review). 

“Miss Tacuarembó: The Transformation of Gender and Genre in Argentinean Musicals.” Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies (REGS), vol. 47.1, El género Ilimitado, 2021, pp. 93-112. 

“The Politics Of Melodrama: The Serialization Of Populism In Kirchner’s Presidency.” Media Literacy and Academic Research, vol. 3, no. 1, 2020, pp. 32–45. 

 “Los Roldán and the Inclusion of Travesti Narratives: Representations of Gender Non-Conforming 

Identities in Argentinean Telenovelas.” Screen Bodies, vol. 5, no. 1, 2020, pp. 89-110. 

“Adapting Autism in Telenovelas: Venevisión's La Mujer Perfecta and the trace of Esmeralda.” Adaptations of Mental and Cognitive Disability in Popular Media, edited by Julia Kiernan and Whitney Hardin, November 2021. 

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters 

 “Globo vs. SBT: Dueling Models of Consumption and Inclusion on Brazilian Telenovelas.” Soap Operas and Telenovelas in the Digital Age: Global Industries, Hybrid Content, and New Audiences, edited by Diana Rios, 2011. Print.