Carlos Gardeazábal Bravo
Ph.D Student (ABD) and UConn Graduate Assistant
In my dissertation, entitled “Derechos humanos y las políticas de la empatía en la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XXI”, I study the work of Evelio Rosero, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, and Horacio Castellanos Moya. I argue that their novels offer new venues to explore empathy in the context of Colombian and Guatemalan post-conflict societies.
My paper “Derechos humanos y corporeidad en Los ejércitos de Evelio Rosero” was recently published in Chasqui. I have also published the papers “Una re-lectura de la violencia en Los papeles del infierno de Enrique Buenaventura” in Teatro. Revista de estudios culturales and “Niebla de Unamuno más allá de Kierkegaard. Amor y polifonía como superación del naturalismo” in Folios.
Latin American contemporary literature and film. Theory of emotions and affects. Human rights. Ecocriticism. Critical theory.
Human rights issues in Latin American literature. 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and film. Critical theory and affect theory in the Latin American canons. Spanish as a second language.
ABD, Spanish Studies – University of Connecticut
Graduate Certificate in Human Rights (2016). University of Connecticut, Human Rights Institute.
MA – Spanish Linguistics (2005) – Instituto Caro y Cuervo – Bogotá.
BA – Philosophy (2000)- Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Bogotá.
I served as the president of LANGSA, the Languages Graduate Student Association. I was the co-founder and co-editor in chief of UConn’s first open access academic journal, The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal. My radio show “Radio ciudad perdida”, on Latin American music and culture, aired at WHUS .