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World Languages and Cultural Studies

Luis Sáenz de Viguera Erkiaga

Luis Sáenz de Viguera Erkiaga

Assistant Professor (Spanish)
World Languages & Cultural Studies
Ph. D. in Romance Studies, Duke University

Prof. Sáenz de Viguera has worked researching and teaching a wide variety of topics, including Basque Punk Culture, Popular Culture as a site of resistance, and Latin American and Spanish Film and Literature.

His teaching experience includes stints at Mount Holyoke College, Duke University, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Education:

Ph. D. in Romance Studies from Duke University. Area of study: Contemporary Peninsular Cultural Studies.
M.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Area of study: Contemporary Latin American Literature/Latino Studies.
B.A. in English from the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao. Area of specialization: American Literature.

His current research focus is on Film and Cultural Studies. Some of the projects in development include the study of urban decay and ruins as a space of cultural production, and the representation of minorities in mainstream media and mass culture.

Past accomplishments include the completion of his Ph. D. Dissertation (download), scholarly essays, short comic-book stories and book illustrations

Prof. Saenz de Viguera at the Spring 2013 Tolle Lege event, McQuade Library.Prof. Saenz de Viguera at the Spring 2013 Tolle Lege event, McQuade Library.