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Santiago Quintero

Assistant Professor of Spanish

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My interests include 20th and 21st Century Latin American literature, film, cultural, and performance studies. In particular, I am interested in modern and contemporary representations of monsters in Latin American culture. From bloodthirsty vampires and gigantic nuclear insects, to flesh eating cannibals and sentient cyborgs, my work examines how these fearsome depictions help us understand fundamental notions regarding our identity, sociability, and even our own humanity. Currently, I am working on a book-length monograph about the representation of vampires and vampirism in Latin America's cultural history, from the late 1800's until today.


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá.