Carlos A. Jáuregui

Associate Professor of Spanish
Concurrent Faculty Member, Department of Anthropology; Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Faculty Fellow, Institute of Latino Studies; Faculty affiliate of the Notre Dame Center for Civil and Human Rights

Education

Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2001.

Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, August, 2000.

Master of Arts in Spanish American Literature, West Virginia University, 1997.

Law Degree (Licenciado en Leyes). Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 1993.

Research and Teaching Interests

Colonial studies and Biopolitics, Cultural Studies, 19th-century Latin American literature, Postcolonial Theory, Gender Studies and Latin American Art and Photography

Biography

 Elected member of the MLA Colonial Latin American Forum executive committee (2019-2024). His publications include: Espectros y conjuras. Asedios a la cuestión colonial (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2020); Canibalia. Canibalismo, calibanismo, antropofagia cultural y consumo en América Latina (Habana Cuba y Córdoba, Spain, Casa de las Américas 2005: second revised edition: Vervuert 2008), winner of the Premio Casa de las Américas 2005; The Conquest on Trial: Carvajal’s Complaint of the Indians in the "Court of Death" (Pennsylvania State UP, 2008); and Querella de los indios en las “Cortes de la Muerte” (1557 (México: UNAM, 2002). He is co-editor of Heterotropías: narrativas de identidad y alteridad latinoamericana (Pittsburgh: IILI, 2003, with J.P. Davobe), Colonialidad y crítica en América Latina. Bases para un debate (México: UDLA, 2007 with M. Moraña), Revisiting the Colonial Question in Latin America (Madrid / Frankfurt, Iberoamericana / Vervuert, 2008, with M. Moraña), and Coloniality at Large. Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate (Duke UP, 2008 with Enrique Dussel and M. Moraña). Winner of the FORD-LASA Special Projects Award, 2003. Professor Jáuregui also co-authored and coedited with Joseph S. Mella and Edward F. Fischer Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamín (Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, 2008), the art catalog for the Oswaldo Guayasamín Art Exhibit and National Tour 2008-2009. He is currently working on a book-length study titled “Colonial Renegades in Yucatán” for which he was awarded a year long fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Bavarian Program for Foreign Visiting Scholars Fellowship at the University of Augsburg. Other projects include the international exhibit Emiliano Zapata: 100 years, 100 photographs (2019-2020; catalogue forthcoming, 2021), the book Bartolomé de Las Casas and the Biopolitical Paradigm of Colonial Modernity cowritten with David Solodkow, and the edited volume Teaching Cabeza de Vaca, PMLA Series, coedited with Luis Fernando Restrepo.

Recent dissertations directed and student placements include:

  • Paola Uparela Reyes. “Gaze, Power, and Genitality: Colonial Bodies and the Visual Engendering of Gender” (ND 2019). Assistant Professor in Spanish American Literature (Colonial Studies) at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and the University of Florida (2020). Winner of the 2020 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in the Humanities.
  • Ingrid Luna. “Carnaval, fiesta popular y cultura letrada en la región Andina.” [Carnival, Popular Festivities and Lettered Culture in the Andean Region] (ND 2018). Assistant Professor of Spanish at and the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Concordia College (2019)
  • Santiago Quintero. “Modernidad en la sangre: vampirismo y cultura en América Latina, S. XX-XXI” [Modernity in the Blood: Vampirism and Culture in Latin America 20th-21st Centuries] (ND 2017). Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University (2018).
  • Hector Melo. “Rebeliones urbanas: narrativas sobre la violencia popular latinoamericana” (ND 2018).

Representative Publications

Espectros y conjuras. Asedios a la cuestión colonial. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2020.

Canibalia. Canibalismo, calibanismo, antropofagia cultural y consumo en América Latina. Habana Cuba y Córdoba, España: Casa de las Américas, 2005: second revised edition: Madrid, Frankfurt Iberoamericana, Vervuert, 2008.

"Biopolitics and the Farming (of) Life in Bartolomé de las Casas" with David Solodkow. In Bartolomé de las Casas O.P.: History, Philosophy and Theology in the Age of European Expansion, edited by David Orique P.O. and Rady Roldán-Figueroa. London: Brill Publishers, 2018. 127-166.

The Vagina and the Eye of Power (Essay on Genitalia and Visual Sovereignty)” with Paola Uparella. H-ART 3 (2018): 79-114.

Going native, going home. Ethnographic empathy and the artifice of return in Cabeza de Vaca's Relación.” Colonial Latin American Review, 25:2 (2016): 175-199.

Email: cjauregu@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-2536
Office: 162 Decio Faculty Hall

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