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Alberto Quintero

Alberto Quintero

Cohort: 
2018
Field of Study: 
Contemporary Latin American Literature, Literary Criticism, Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Profile / Bio: 

My research interests lie mainly in the areas of contemporary Latin American literature and Critical Theory. More specifically, I’m interested in the literary neo-baroque and the possible overlapping with queer theory. My research explores to what extent can we deem the aesthetics of the neo-baroque as a technology of queer identity in Latin America, and how has this approach been useful to Latin American writers to renegotiate their relationship with the Eurocentric and patriarchal logos.

Outside academia, I’m the founder and Editor in Chief of Literalia, an editorial platform that publishes literary texts from Spanish-speaking authors and translate them to other languages. Before coming to Stanford, I earned an M.A. in Liberal Studies from The New School and a B.A. in Political Science from CIDE in Mexico City.