About

My research and teaching interests lie in the intersections of contemporary Latin American literature, the cultural politics of emotion, human rights narratives, ecocriticism, and critical theory. My book manuscript, Derechos humanos y las políticas de la empatía en la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XXI (Human Rights and the Politics of Empathy in 21st Century Latin American Literature),  explores how the work of Evelio Rosero, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Alonso Sánchez Baute, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Claudia Hernández, and Horacio Castellanos Moya offers new venues to explore empathy and human rights narratives in the context of Colombian and Central American post-conflict societies.  As part of this project, currently I am co-editing a volume on cultural production in Colombia in relation to human rights. 

Education

University of Connecticut (2018) Ph.D., Spanish Studies

Instituto Caro y Cuervo. (2005) MA , Spanish linguistics.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia. (2000) B. A., Philosophy.

Publications

“Violence, Slow and Explosive: Spectrality, Landscape, and Trauma in Evelio Rosero’s Los ejércitos.” Ecofictions and Ecorealities of Latin America and the Hispanic/Latino-a/Latinx Worlds. Eds. Ana María Mutis, Ilka Kressner, and Elizabeth Pettinaroli. Routledge, pp 162-179, 2019.

Derechos humanos y corporeidad en “Los ejércitos” de Evelio Rosero. Chasqui revista de literatura latinoamericana. 5/ 2017. Vol. 46 Issue 1, pp. 139-152

Derechos humanos, sujeto liberal y empatía en “Los ejércitos”. Evelio Rosero y los ciclos de la creación literaria. Eds. Felipe Gómez Gutiérrez and María del Carmen Saldarriaga. Bogotá: Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, pp. 193-216, 5/2017

Una re-lectura de la violencia en “Los papeles del infierno” de Enrique Buenaventura. Teatro. Revista de estudios culturales  5/2014

“Niebla” de Unamuno más allá de Kierkegaard. Amor y polifonía como superación del naturalismo. Folios  5/2014.

Projects

In my book project, entitled “Derechos humanos y las políticas de la empatía en la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XXI”, I study the work of Evelio Rosero, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, and Horacio Castellanos Moya. I argue that their novels offer new venues to explore empathy and human rights narratives in the context of Colombian and Guatemalan post-conflict societies.

Memberships

Latin American Studies Association (LASA). 2013-present.

Modern Language Association (MLA). 2013-present.

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). 2016-present.

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). 2013-present.

Asociación de Colombianistas. 2012-present.

 

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