Oswaldo Estrada

Oswaldo Estrada
Editor of Hispanófila
Dey Hall 324
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Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2004

MA, University of California, Davis, 2001

BA, University of California, Davis, 1999

About Professor Estrada

Oswaldo Estrada’s research focuses on otherness, coloniality, gender studies, and the representation of violence. He is the author and editor of several books of literary and cultural criticism, including the award winning Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation (2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title).

Professor Estrada has earned very prestigious university-wide teaching awards: the Distinguished Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2012, the Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, and the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2019. For five years, he served as editor of Romance Notes, a journal founded in our department in 1959, and he is currently editor of Hispanófila, published in our department since 1968. In 2015, he founded the book series, “Palabras de América” (Valencia: Albatros), focused on contemporary literary criticism.

As a fiction writer, Professor Estrada has won several awards. In 2020, he won the International Latino and Latin American Book Fair Prize for Las locas ilusiones y otros relatos de migración (Axiara, 2020). In 2020, he also received an award for one of his short stories from the University of Guadalajara Press, and two major awards from the 2020 International Latino Book Awards for his collection of short stories, Luces de emergencia (Valparaíso USA, 2019, 2020), and for his edited volume, Incurables: relatos de dolencias y males (Ars Communis, 2020).

Publications, Articles, & Presentations

El Perú en el nuevo milenio. Reflexiones y propuestas en torno al Bicentenario, with Carlos Villacorta. Special Issue. Hispanófila, 192, 2021

Interdisciplinary Views on the Historical Episode of the Madrid Famine of 1812: Hunger as Protest in Francisco de Goya's Disasters of War and José Aparicio's El hambre de Madrid, Protest in the Long Eighteenth Century, edited by Yvonne Fuentes and Mark Malin, Abingdon, Routledge, 2021

Género y sexualidad en la literatura mexicana del siglo XXI, Special Dossier for iMex: México Interdisciplinario / Interdisciplinary Mexico, 13, 2018

Cristina Rivera Garza: fronteras abiertas y colindancias de género. Special Dossier for Letras Femeninas, 42.2, 2017

El Quijote: senderos y destinos, with Sara Poot Herrera, Special Dossier for Romance Notes, 56.1, 2016

México: Sin Fronteras / Without Borders, Special Dossier for Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, 53, 2012

Nueva Narrativa Latinoamericana / New Latin American Narrative, Special Monographic Issue of Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos, 14, 2010

The Survival of Literature in the Age of Globalization, 50th Anniversary Issue of Romance Notes, 50.1, 2010

Transgresiones en el tintero: nuevos narradores mexicanos, Special Monographic Issue of Explicación de Textos Literarios, 36.1-2, 2008


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