Santiago Quintero

Santiago

Postdoctoral Fellow in Spanish

Research Interests

20th and 21st century Latin American literature and cultural studies, cultural monstrosity, modernity studies, race, sexuality, and biopolitics.

My dissertation, titled “Modernidad en la sangre: vampirismo, biopolítica y cultura en América Latina, S. XX-XXI” [Modernity in the Blood: Vampirism, Biopolitics and Culture in Latin America, 20th to 21st—Centuries], studies narratives about vampires across national, cultural, and linguistic borders in Latin America, from late nineteenth century, to contemporary literature, film, and art. I analyze how blood and vampirism relate to modern questions about identity (race, gender, class), political economy (extraction of labor, economic imperialism), and biopolitical practices (public health, eugenics, bioengineering).

Publications:

“Post-dictadura chilena en ‘el planeta de los monstruos’: una lectura desde Raúl Zurita y Estrella distante de Roberto Bolaño” Des/memorias. Valeria Wagner, Silvia Spitta, and Adriana López- Labourdette (Eds). Barcelona: Linkgua. (2016): 156-176.

Guayasamin’s Huacayñán and Mural Ecuador. Art in Motion: Guayasamin’s Ecuador Unframed. Instructional Video. University of Notre Dame, Fundación Guayasamín and The Center for Social Concerns. (2014) https://goo.gl/bosU73

Recent Conferences:

-“Linajes infectos: El vampiro negro (1953) de Román Viñoly y la herencia monstruosa del cuerpo popular argentino” LASA: New York, NY (May 27-30, 2016)

-“Devenir Ecuador (1951-52): Guayasamín y la crisis del mestizaje” (With Carlos Jauregui) Mama-Llaktan Yachayukkunawan Rimanakunkapak Tantanakuy Abya-Yalapi Sumak Kawsay, Tawkasami Aylluntinkuy Kamachikuy, Aylluyarishpa Kawsanamantapash /International Conference On Buen Vivir, Plurinational State and Interculturality in Latin America. Otavalo, Ecuador (November 20-22, 2014)

-“Digiriendo al cannibal: el caso legal y literario de Jorge Beltrão Negromonte da Silveira” ILLI, Colegio de México (June 9-11, 2014)

-“Violencia y memoria: “El niño proletario” de Osvaldo Lamborghini y la hegemonía cultural del monstruo” LASA: Chicago, IL (May 19-22, 2014)

Awards and Grants:

Institute for Latino Studies Research Award. Digesting the Cannibal: The Literary and Legal case of Jorge Beltrão Negromoente da Silveira. University of Notre Dame (2014)

Kellogg Institute for International Studies Research Grant. Ecuador Unframed. Dynamic Art and Radical Democracy in a Mural by Oswaldo Guayasamín. Graduate Co-applicant. Directed by Carlos A. Jáuregui, University of Notre Dame (2013)

Center for Creative Computing (CCC) & Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) Annual Research Grant. Ecuador Unframed. Dynamic Art and Radical Democracy in a Mural by Oswaldo Guayasamín. Graduate Co-applicant. Directed by Carlos A. Jáuregui, University of Notre Dame (2013)

Contact Information

343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
squinter@nd.edu

Mailing Address:

University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556