Carlos Gardeazábal Bravo’s scholarship intersects contemporary Latin American literature and film, the cultural politics of emotion, human rights narratives, ecocriticism, and critical theory. Examples of such intersections are the co-edited volume (with Kevin Guerrieri) Human Rights in Colombian Literature and Cultural Production: Embodied Enactments (Routledge 2022) and two academic dossiers published last year on humanitarianism and representations of violence.
Gardeazabal Bravo is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Dayton’s Department of Global Languages and Cultures, where he collaborates in the Latinx and Latin American Studies program. He teaches a wide variety of courses on Latin American culture, human rights narratives, and race and ethnic studies.
He received his Ph.D. in Spanish studies specializing in Latin American Literature, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights from the University of Connecticut (2018). Prior to this, he earned an MA in Hispanic Linguistics from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo and a BA in philosophy from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
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