Matias Spector arrived to the University of Chicago in 2018 after completing his licenciatura in Letras at the University of Buenos Aires and receiving his master´s degree in Modern Languages (Spanish) at the University of Oxford. His interests focus on Early Modern Hispanic culture. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis which explores the intersection between literature and surveillance practices in Early Modern Spain. For his research he is using an interdisciplinary approach that combines literary studies, art history and history. Other scholarly interests include urbanism, the relations between the verbal and the visual, and the reception of classical literature and philosophy.
Research interests: Early Modern Hispanic Literature and Culture; Surveillance Studies; Urbanism; Art History; Classical Philosophy and Literature.
Recent courses in RLL
- SPAN 10300 Beginning Elementary Spanish III (Spring 2021)