Juan Poblete, Professor of Latin/o American Literature and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. Author of Literatura chilena del siglo XIX: entre públicos lectores y figuras autoriales (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2003), editor of Critical Latin American and Latino Studies (University of Minnesota Press, 2003) and New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power (Routledge, 2017), and co-editor of Andrés Bello (with Beatriz Gonzalez-Stephan, IILI, 2009), Redrawing The Nation: National Identities in Latin/o American Comics (with Héctor Fernández-L' Hoeste, Palgrave, 2009), Desdén al infortunio: Sujeto, comunicación y público en la narrativa de Pedro Lemebel (with Fernando Blanco, Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2010), Sports and Nationalism in Latin America (with Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Robert McKee-Irwin, Palgrave, 2015), and Humor in Latin American Cinema (with Juana Suárez, Palgrave, 2015). Currently at work on three book projects: one on contemporary Latin American cinema, another on US Latino Cultures in a transnational context, and finally, one entitled Angel Rama y la Critica Cultural Latinoamericana. Contact: [email protected]
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research to date has identified two distinct but connected areas of study: nineteenth century Latin America and contemporary Latino American (US-Latin America) culture. The first focuses on the study of literature as a disciplinary discourse for the formation of national subjects, as a set of social practices and as product in the cultural market. The second deals with Latin/o America in times of globalization in both Latin American and Latino Studies. My studies on contemporary Latin American film, Chilean culture, and US Latinos participate in an effort to rethink Latin/o American Studies in a global framework. That is to say, capable of encompassing Latin America and the USA from interdisciplinary angles, which can do justice to the new complex cultural, social and political developments of a globalized Latin/o America.