Modern Latin America


BA, Cornell University '22


Madison Albano is a History Master's student who is also pursuing a certificate in Public History. She graduated from Cornell University in 2022 with majors in History and English and minors in Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean studies. Through the Humanities Scholars Program and the History Honors Program, she completed a thesis on the relationship between poetry and revolutionary ideology in Cuba during the 1960s. Broadly speaking, she is interested in the intersection between literature, art, and revolutionary politics in 20th-century Latin America. 

In the past, she worked at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art as an education and development intern. There, she led tours, created education programming, and instructed artmaking events to help museum visitors connect with the artwork on display. She also worked for years as a writing tutor at the Knight Institute and is passionate about helping students become more confident writers. 

In her free time, she likes to create oil paintings, write poetry, bake, hike, sew (poorly), and hunt for ghosts.