Alejandro Alvarez earned his BA and MA degrees in history in the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is interested in the Baroque and Early Modern periods and studies the way in which semantics move from metaphor to concept and back. He has worked extensively the production of authors like Baltasar Gracián to try to find semantic traces that lead to an understanding of how Early Modern and Baroque productions thought and projected a notion of society before the concept of it was available. He hopes to continue studying the relationships between semantics and social structures in history through text in the Early Modern and Baroque periods.
Eric Avila Ponce de Leon
Matteo Cantarello holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Padua in modern and comparative literature with a specialization in Latin America. His work analyzes fictional representations of organized crime in contemporary Mexican and Italian literature from the 1950s to the 21st century, with a specific focus on the relationship between territory, violence, and the question of national identity. His research promotes a constant dialogue between literature and other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Other research interests include the condition of the woman and youths within criminal organizations as well as the contrast between indigenous and foreign filmic representations of Mexican and Italian organized crime.
Cathleen Carris received a BA in Spanish and history from Loyola University Maryland in 2010 and joined the graduate program in Spanish at Johns Hopkins in 2011. Her publications include a translation of a speech by the 19th- and 20th-century Peruvian intellectual Manuel González Prada, which appeared in the May 2013 issue of PMLA.
Liliana Galindo Orrego
Francisco Gómez-Martos earned his PhD in history from the Carlos III of Madrid University in 2012, the year he joined Johns Hopkins University as a PhD student in Spanish.
Christian Pack graduated from Towson University in 2011 with a dual BA degree in Spanish language and electronic media and film. His main areas of interest are Salvadoran literature, Central American heavy metal culture, and Latin American film.
Francisco Pérez Marsilla
Christian Quattrociocchi received a BA in History and Spanish Language and Literature from Colgate University in 2016. His research interests include Golden Age Spanish literature, the Spanish Picaresque, Colonial Latin American literature, and also the Spanish Baroque and Latin American Neo-baroque. Particularly, he is interested in looking at both Spanish and Latin American literature produced during the colonial period in a transatlantic comparative framework.
Ian Q. Rogers is Graduate Liaison for the Program in Latin American Studies and Gilman Fellow in the Department of German & Romance Languages & Literatures at The Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include (Post) Colonial Theory, Aztec Philosophy, Counter-Reformation Theology, Crypto-Islam in Spain, Art History of XVI c. Iberia, and Literatures of “Early Modernity”.