Director, Latin American Studies Program

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Ohio State

Teaching Interests

  • 20th and 21st century Latin American literature, culture and film

Research Interests

  • memory narratives in the Southern Cone and Central America within the framework provided by Trauma and Holocaust Studies
  • sexuality studies focusing on the textual representation of sexual minorities and the struggle for sexual citizenship in the Latin American region


Sylvia Molloy Award to the best article published in 2017-2018 in the field of Sexuality Studies (Humanities) by the LASA Sexuality Section for: Blanco, Fernando A. "'La Frida no envejeció, Yo soy la Frida envejecida'. La última performance de Pedro Lemebel". Cuadernos de Literatura 21.42 (2017): 67-78.

Selected Publications


Políticas del Amor. Derechos Sexuales y Escrituras Disidentes en el Sur. Santiago de Chile:Cuarto Propio, 2018. (co-edited with Pecheny, Mario and Pierce, Joseph)

Neoliberal Bonds. Undoing memory in Chilean Art and Literature, Fernando A. Blanco, 2015, The Ohio State University Press: Columbus, 2015.

Desmemoria y Perversión. Privatizar lo Público, Mediatizar lo Intimo, Administrar lo Privado, Fernando A. Blanco, 2010 [*second edition 2014], Cuarto Propio: Santiago de Chile.

Desdén al Infortunio. Sujeto, comunicación y público en la narrativa de Pedro Lemebel (Eds.) Blanco, Fernando A. y Poblete, Juan. 2010, Cuarto Propio: Santiago de Chile.

Reinas de Otro Cielo. Modernidad y Autoritarismo en la Obra de Pedro Lemebel (editor)


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