Vincent Barletta is a writer and tenured Stanford University associate professor of Comparative Literature and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. He is also an associate faculty member of the Center for African Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, as well as a research associate at the university's Europe Center.
Born in Rome to Italian parents, Barletta spent his formative years in Spain. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Catalan and Galician, he has written extensively on European and Latin American literatures and cultures. His books include The Invention of Memory.
Barletta has also published essays on contemporary world literature, film studies, translation theory, trauma studies, digital humanities pedagogy, and Islamic thought. He is currently completing a book on exile and memory in European culture entitled Aftermaths.