Visiting Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Brown University 2016
  • M.A. Brown University, 2012
  • M.A. Villanova University, 2010
  • B.A. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2002


His research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st Century Latin American literature and culture, cosmopolitan discourses, migration and transnational narratives, Japanese diaspora to Latin America, creative writing and cultural history of reading. He is currently working on a book provisionally titled Ficciones cosmopolitas: Identidad y desplazamiento en la Geotextualidad Latinoamericana del siglo XXI, in which examines transnational contemporary imagination through notions of hospitality, ethics of mediation, and discrepant cosmopolitanisms. This study focuses on a group of Latin American novelists who migrated in the last twenty years to the United States such as Edmundo Paz Soldán (Bolivia), Junot Díaz (Dominican Republic), and Yuri Herrera (Mexico). As a fiction author, Carlos has published seven short story collections and novels. His most recent work translated into English, Lessons for a Boy who Arrives Late, will be released in Oakland, California, in 2017.