Javier Muñoz Díaz, PhD.


My research focuses on Latin American literature and cultural history, with an emphasis on the
Andean region, Indigenous cultures, and LGBT+ studies. I’m also interested in the development
and accessibility of library collections, which usually have a limited number of titles from Latin
American countries.


  • Muñoz-Díaz, Javier. (2020). “Indigenous-Inspired Authorial Figures and Networks of Rural-Urban Migrants in The Fox from Up Above and the Fox from Down Below (1971), by José María Arguedas.” English Language Notes, 58 (1), 75-91, doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00138282-8237421

  • Ibacache Oliva, Kathia Salomé, Javier Muñoz-Díaz, Caitlin M. Berry and Eric A. Vance. (2020). “Forgotten Hispano-American Literature: Representation of Hispano-American Presses in Academic Libraries.” College & Research Libraries, 81(6), 928-944, doi: https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.81.6.928

Talks and Conferences

  • Muñoz-Díaz, Javier. “The Body of Pichula Cuellar: Homosociality in Los Cachorros by Mario Vargas Llosa.” 67th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS). Las Cruces, NM, April 15-18. Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Muñoz-Díaz, Javier. “From Pictures to Songs: Hercules Florence and the Representation of Brazilian National Identity in Macunaíma.” The American Comparative Literature Association's 2019 Annual Meeting (ACLA). Georgetown University, DC, March 7-10.

  • Muñoz-Díaz, Javier. “Many Portuguese Ancestors and Few Brazilian Readers: the Failure of Ruling classes and Literary Writing in Mémorias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Joaquim Machado de Assis and Amar, Verbo Intransitivo by Mário de Andrade.” III Conferência Internacional Portugueses de Papel. University of Colorado Boulder, CO, September 7-8.

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