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


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


 Elected member of the MLA Colonial Latin American Forum executive committee (2019-2024). His publications include: Bartolomé de Las Casas y el paradigma biopolítico de la modernidad colonial (Madrid, Frankfurt: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, Forthcoming, 2024), co-authored with David Solodkow and recipient of the accésit distinction in the Klaus Vervuert 2023 Hispanic Essay Prize;Emiliano Zapata: 100 años, 100 fotos / Emiliano Zapata: 100 years, 100 Photographs. (México: Casasola México; Bogotá: Universidad de Los Andes, 2022), co-authored and co-edited with D. Solodkow and Karina Herazo, winner of the 2023 Dolores Huerta Book Award (25th International Latino Book Awards); Espectros y conjuras. Asedios a la cuestión colonial (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2020). Honorable Mention for the LASA Book Prize in Colonial Latin American Studies in 2022;  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 Approaches to Teaching Cabeza de Vaca’s Account and Other Texts (MLA, Forthcoming 2024, with Luis Fernando Restrepo); Coloniality at Large. Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate (Duke UP, 2008 with Enrique Dussel and M. Moraña), winner of the FORD-LASA Special Project Award; Colonialidad y crítica en América Latina. Bases para un debate (México: UDLA, 2008 with M. Moraña); Revisiting the Colonial Question in Latin America (Madrid / Frankfurt, Iberoamericana / Vervuert, 2008, with M. Moraña); and Heterotropías: narrativas de identidad y alteridad latinoamericana (Pittsburgh: IILI, 2003, with J.P. Davobe). 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, winner of the 2008 Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials from the Southeastern College Art Conference. He is currently engaged in two book-length studies: “Colonial Renegades in Yucatán” and “Monumental Ways of Forgetting. The Paradoxes of Remembering Hernán Cortés in Mexico (1524-2024).” His scholarly work has earned him numerous awards and fellowships, including those from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Bavarian Program for Foreign Visiting Scholars at the University of Augsburg.

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)
  • Hector Melo. “Rebeliones urbanas: narrativas sobre la violencia popular latinoamericana” (ND 2018; post-doc 2019). Assistant Professor of Spanish at Carleton College (2022)..
  • 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).

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.

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