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Professor of Spanish  & Latin American Studies

Editor of Hispanófila

oestrada@email.unc.edu | Dey 324

At UNC since 2007


Education

Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2004
M.A., University of California, Davis, 2001
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1999

Bio

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

 

ACADEMIC BOOKS

Literatura y globalización. Latinoamérica en el nuevo milenio (Ed. with Eva Valero Juan). Barcelona: Anthropos, 2019.

McCrack: McOndo, el Crack y los destinos de la literatura latinoamericana (Ed. with Pablo Brescia). Valencia: Albatros (Serie Palabras de América), 2018.

Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas (ed.) Valencia: Albatros (Serie Palabras de América), 2015.

Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico. Literary and Cultural Inquiries (ed. with Anna M. Nogar). Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2014.

Cristina Rivera Garza. Ningún crítico cuenta esto…(ed.). México: Ediciones Eón, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill y UC-Mexicanistas, 2010.

La imaginación novelesca. Bernal Díaz entre géneros y épocas. Madrid: Iberoamericana / Vervuert (Serie Nuevos Hispanismos), 2009.

FICTION

Incurables. Relatos de dolencias y males (ed.) Chicago: Ars Communis, 2020.

Luces de emergencia. Granada: Valparaíso Ediciones, 2019 & Clayton: Valparaíso USA, 2020.

El secreto de los trenes. México: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, 2018.

JOURNAL EDITIONS
  • 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).

Typical Courses

ROML 58: Mexican Women across Borders and Genres
SPAN 344: Latin American Culture. Mexico, Central America & Andean Region
SPAN 373: Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 379: The Aesthetics of Violence in Latina/o American Fiction
SPAN 387: Eroticism and its Metaphors in Latin American Literature
SPAN 388: Narratives of the Mexican Revolution
SPAN 747: The Latin American Novel of the 20th Century
SPAN 835: Identity in Mexican Culture
SPAN 835: The New Historical Novel of the 21st Century
SPAN 835: The Mexican Revolution

Awards & Honors

  • International Latino Book Awards 2020
  • International Latino and Latin American Book Fair Prize, 2020
  • Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Teaching and Mentoring Award, 2019
  • University Research Council Award, 2016
  • LASA Honorary Mention for Best Article in the Humanities, Mexico Section, 2015
  • Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015
  • Academic Excellence Award, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, 2014
  • Faculty Mentoring Award, Department of Romance Languages, 2014
  • Frank Porter Graham Honorary Member, 2013
  • Distinguished Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring Award, 2012

Recently Directed Dissertations

  • Vinodh Venkatesh, “Masculine Textualities: Gender and Neoliberalism in Contemporary Latin America,” 2011 (Virginia Tech).
  • Esther Sánchez-Couto, “Representaciones del silencio en la narrativa femenina de España y México (1990-2012),” 2013 (University of North Texas)
  • Anca Koczkas, “Cartografía del deseo: transgresiones sexuales y género en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea,” 2015 (University of West Georgia)
  • Francisco Brignole, “Nuevos rumbos en la novela del exilio latinoamericano de la postdictadura (1990-2014),” 2015 (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
  • Wesley Costa de Moraes, “Animalidades literarias en la ciudad latinoamericana del siglo XXI,” 2018 (SUNY Geneseo)
  • Alejandra Márquez, “Disidencias de deseo femenino en representaciones literarias y culturales del México contemporáneo (1989-2015),” 2018 (Michigan State University)
  • Adrienne Erazo, “Identity in Trauma: Central American Migration in Contemporary Latin(x) American Literature”, 2019 (Appalachian State University)
  • Etna Avalos, “Intersections of Gender and Disability in the Contemporary Latin American Novel (2000-2015)”, 2019 (MacEwan University)

Graduate Students Advised by Professor Estrada 

Professor Estrada is not currently accepting new advisees.