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Andrés Porras Chaves

PH. D. Graduate in Spanish
Graduated from UNC in


  • M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
  • B.A. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • About Andrés

    Andrés Porras Chaves is a Romance Studies PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow specializing in contemporary Spanish and Latin American novel, short story, and film. His areas of interest include memory studies, gender studies, decolonial thinking, and metafiction. He is currently writing a doctoral dissertation about historical fiction in Spain after the 2008 financial crisis, with a focus on contemporary reimaginings of the nation’s colonial past.


    Book Reviews

  • Writing Revolution in Latin America: From Martí to García Márquez to Bolaño, Juan E. De Castro. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2019. Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 53-2 (2020), 330-331.
  • McCrack: McOndo, el Crack y los destinos de la literatura latinoamericana, Pablo Brescia y Oswaldo Estrada, eds. Valencia: Albatros (Serie Palabras de América), 2018. Letral 22 (2019), 359-363.
  • Typical Courses Taught

  • SPAN 261 - Advanced Spanish in Context
  • SPAN 203 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 105 - Spanish for High Beginners