Javier Muñoz-Díaz

Specialty The cultural history of the Andes and Amazon regions, Indigenismo, Indigeneity, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Environmental Humanities.
Education Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder
Munoz-Diaz 2021

Javier Muñoz-Díaz (he, they) is a literary and cultural critic. Before joining St. Lawrence University, he has taught at the University of Denver and the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the cultural history of the Andean and Amazon regions, Indigenismo, Indigeneity, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Environmental Humanities. He is currently working on his first book manuscript titled “Indigenista Authorship: Race and Gender Coding in the Andes.”

Courses Taught at St. Lawrence

  • SPAN 201: Advanced Spanish Language & Culture
  • SPAN 221: Latin America in Film
  • SPAN 3036: Gender & Sexuality in Latin American Culture
  • SPAN 3037: Indigenous Peoples in Latin American Culture

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Muñoz-Díaz, Javier. “Del proselitismo a la melancolía: las dos etapas de la poesía quechua-español de William Hurtado de Mendoza.” Revista Tierra Nuestra, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 10-20, 2020. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21704/rtn.v14i1.1499

Muñoz-Díaz, Javier. “Indigenous-Inspired Authorial Figures and Networks of Rural-Urban Migrants in The Fox from Up Above and the Fox from Down Below (1971), by José María Arguedas.” English Language Notes, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 75-91, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/00138282-8237421

Ibacache Oliva, Kathia Salomé, Javier Muñoz-Díaz, Caitlin M. Berry and Eric A. Vance. “Forgotten Hispano-American Literature: Representation of Hispano-American Presses in Academic Libraries.” College & Research Libraries, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 928-944, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.81.6.928

Book Chapters

Muñoz-Díaz, Javier. “Retablistas, redes de migrantes y autoría de inspiración indígena en El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo.” Un universo encrespado. Cincuenta años de El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo. Edited by Enrique E. Cortez, pp. 51-72. Lima: Editorial Horizonte, 2021.

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