Juan Diego Mariátegui

Gates-Blake 206
PhD, University of Chicago, 2021
Advisor(s): Agnes Lugo-Ortiz

I am a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. I defended my dissertation, "Para arribar a la ínsula: Poéticas de la isla en la literatura puertorriqueña del siglo XX", in April 2021. I specialize in 20th- and 21st-century Hispanic Caribbean literature, with a focus on Puerto Rico. My other research interests include: the connection between literary form and political violence in Cuba, ecocriticism in the Hispanic Caribbean, and the practice and theory of translation. As a Fellow, I am currently working on transforming my dissertation into a book manuscript. 


"Rent Flesh and the Social Fabric: Poetics of the Wound in Puerto Rico's Korean War", currently under review. 

Recent Courses in RLL
  • SPAN 10300 Beginning Elementary Spanish III (Winter 2023)
  • SPAN 20100 Spanish Language, History, and Culture I (Winter 2018)
  • SPAN 21905 Latin American Literatures and Cultures: Colonial and 19th Century (Spring 2022, Spring 2023)
  • SPAN 22003 Introducción a las literaturas hispánicas: del Modernismo al presente (Spring 2018)
  • SPAN 22005 Latin American Literatures and Cultures: 20th and 21st Centuries (Winter 2022)
  • SPAN/LACS 23222 Blood on the Beach: The Literature(s) of the Cuban Revolution (Autumn 2022)
  • SPAN 24020 Para arribar a la ínsula: poéticas de la isla en el Caribe hispano del siglo XX (Spring 2020)