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This presentation will highlight how the 19th century Puerto Rican writer Alejandro Tapia y Rivera (1826-1882) used his literature to present to his readers that Puerto Rico was more than a colony; for him, it was a country that was part of the world, in the cosmopolitan sense. Marisol Ramos is a Puerto Rican, Latin American, & Caribbean scholar and archivist and currently serves as the subject librarian for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Chicana/o Studies at the UCSB Library.  She recently defended PhD dissertation, “La nación del porvenir: La literatura fundacional cosmopolita de Alejandro Tapia (1823-1882)”  at the University of Connecticut.