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Headshot Dr. Juan Carlos González-Espitia

Bowman & Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor
Department of Romance Studies

Dr. González Espitia is a scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American and Latina/o literature. His research focuses on non-canonical, heterodox, shunned and hidden literature, ideas, and authors that, although excluded, reveal very profound trends in culture and society. Dr. González Espitia’s research treats representations of disease, literature that challenges the status quo, and nation-building—in particular the complex, dynamic transformation from a colonial condition to one of budding independence. He is especially interested in the relationships between disease and nation in literature, and in finding divergent, innovative, profound, and fertile critical approaches to texts.