Javier Muñoz Díaz, PhD.


Javier Muñoz-Díaz is a literary and cultural critic. He has a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has taught in University of Denver and University of Michigan. His research focuses on the cultural history of the Andean and Amazon regions, Indigenismo, Indigenity, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Environmental Humanities. He is currently working on his first book manuscript titled “Indigenous Authorship: Racialization of Writing and Development of Extractives Economies in South America.”

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  • 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

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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.