Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office Hours:
Thursday 14:30-16:30

Ramón Antonio Victoriano-Martinez (Arturo) was born in the Dominican Republic (1969), where he graduated with a B. A. in law at the Universidad Católica Santo Domingo (Class of 1994). He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in the area of Hispanic and Latin American Literatures in 2010. After graduation he taught in the Department of Language Studies (University of Toronto Mississauga), the Caribbean Studies Program and the Latin American Studies Program (University of Toronto) from 2011 to 2019. His primary area of research are the literatures and cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean with an emphasis on issues of race, gender, diaspora and national belonging.


  • 2017-18 Kathleen O’Connell Teaching Award (New College, University of Toronto)
  • 2018-19 Superior Sessional Instructor Teaching Award (Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto)


  • Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
  • Latin American and Caribbean films
  • Contemporary Latin American Literatures and Cultures
  • Comparative Caribbean Literatures


  • Revista ¡Ahora! 1962-1982: Una historia intelectual de la transición postrujillista en la República Dominicana /An intellectual history of post-Trujillo transition in Dominican Republic
  • “Blood, Blacks and Books: Dominican culture under Balaguer, 1966-78”


Visit his profile on Research Gate.



Rayanos y Dominicanyorks: La dominicanidad del siglo XXI (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014)

Articles and books chapters

Lobalsamo, Teresa, and Ramón A. Victoriano Martínez. “Outwit, Outlast, Outplay: Survival Techniques (for Teachers and Students) in the Large Language Classroom.” Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada.9 (2016).

“Los variados matices del testimonio: El Masacre se pasa a pie de Freddy Prestol Castillo”. La Habana Elegante 52 (Otoño-Invierno de 2012). Dossier: Santo Domingo furtivo.

“The Black Plague from the West”: Haiti in Roberto Marcallé Abreu’s Dystopia” in Racialized Visions: Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean (Forthcoming 2020)


La lucha por la democracia política en República Dominicana ( (Jonathan Hartlyn, Ramon A. Victoriano Martinez. Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo, 2008). Translation of: The Struggle for Political Democracy in Dominican Republic (Jonathan Hartlyn,  University of North Carolina Press, 1998)

Winter 2019

SPAN201 Elementary Spanish I Sections

Expansion of fundamentals. Enhanced ability to exchange information, discuss the past and future, and express wishes, hopes and feelings in common personal and social contexts. Aligned with CEFR level A1-A2 objectives.

Winter 2019

SPAN221 Introduction to Hispanic Literature Sections

Major texts, authors, periods, and genres of Hispanic literature; key concepts, terminology, and practices of literary analysis that serve as a foundation for higher-level Spanish literature courses.

Winter 2019

LAST201 Popular Culture in Latin America Sections

The culture of everyday life, both rural and urban: issues of identity, popular memory, resistance, negotiation, as expressed through ritual, crafts, the body, social movements, films, music, and literature.