Joshua Lund

Professor of Spanish and Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish



BA, Gustavus Adolphus College; MA, Ph.D. University of Minnesota  

Research Profile

Joshua Lund teaches Latin American literature, film and cultural politics.  He is the author of The Mestizo State (Minneapolis: 2012), in translation as El estado mestizo (Barcelona & Mexico City: 2017) and The Impure Imagination (Minneapolis: 2006).  His publications on a range of cultural topics include a co-edited and –introduced volume of scholarship on Gilberto Freyre, and recent essays in GeoHumanities, Cultural Critique, and Política Común.  He is currently Chaire de Professeur Invité at the Institut des Hautes Études de l’Amérique Latine, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3.  Previously he was Professeur Invité in Arts de la Scène, de l’Image et de l’Écran at the Université Lumière Lyon 2.  He is currently working on several projects: on the aesthetics of political violence, on transnational film, on the American work of Werner Herzog, and on the relations between capitalist expansion and narrative chaos in Latin America.  Lund is co-organizer of Men with Guns, a Ford-funded interdisciplinary and collaborative symposium and book on cultures of paramilitarism in the modern Americas.  

Contact Information 

165 Decio Faculty Hall

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