George Azcarate



M.A. Iberian and Latin American Studies

Research Interests

George Azcárate, a new MA student, is from the border of Texas and Mexico. He was born in El Paso, but raised in Ciudad Juarez. He would like to explore the healer/patient relationship and how the patient's body is transformed into a book that the healer reads in search of signs and symptoms and also write and edit. He is very interested in Biopolitics and Bioethics, the emergence of the modern hospital as a political instrument for the governance and nurture of life and health, and also the other and darker side of biopolitics: the abandonment, exclusion and even suppression of life as a modern expression of political power. He is a registered nurse with extensive experience in the Intensive Care Unit. George Azcárate was the Evidence Based Practice Fellow for the 2010 year at the Starzl Transplant clinic in Pittsburgh, Pa. He also likes Bikepacking, hiking, and the occasional hitchhiking trip.


  • Azcárate, George, Snow in the Desert Bordersenses: Anthology. Vol. 8, El Paso, Texas. 110-111, 2004
  • Azcárate, George, Zombieland USA Pittsburgh Capital de los muertos vivos. Babia: Edicion Terror. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2010
  • Azcárate, Jorge, et al. New Border Voices : an Anthology. First ed., College Station, Texas A&Amp;M University Press, 158-159, 2014  

Contact Information

343 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Mailing Address:

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