- Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies (On Leave)
Dr. Carlos M. Amador’s scholarship and teaching focus on Spanish Language, Latin American and Transnational Studies with an emphasis on cultural production (literature, film, the plastic arts) and cutting edge cultural theory. His research analyzes the relationship between twentieth and twenty-first century cultural production, formalism in genre, ethics, Latin American Conservative, Liberal, and Marxist Political Theory. His interests include: Latin American and Iberian Literature, Contemporary Critical Theory and Political Economy, the Anthropocene and the Capitalocene, and outsider subjectivities.
Since arriving in 2014, he has published a book called: Ethics and Literature in Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1970-2000: From the Singular to the Specific in Palgrave MacMillan’s Literatures of the Americas series and several articles on Latin American Literature and Cultural Theory.
He has a book in progress on criminal and other marginal subjects in twenty-first century Latin America.
He has recently designed a new course on Latin American Cinema and Visual Theory in the era of Neoliberalism and a course on the Criminal Subject in Latin American Literature and Film.