Ivan Aguirre

Assistant Professor
Office: HMNSS 2424
ivaneb@ucr.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis, 2017
  • B.A. Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), 2011

Biography

Assistant Professor Iván Eusebio Aguirre Darancou received his Ph.D. from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis in May of 2017. He is currently working on a manuscript based on his dissertation titled “Consuming Bodies: Countercultural Citizens of Mexican Capitalism in the 20th Century,” which traces how a series of cultural artefacts –comics, music, performance, film, concerts, journalism, theatre– were used by citizens during the post-revolutionary period to generate alternatives narratives of nation, consumption habits and counterculture. Other research projects involve studying marginalized female and lgbtttqi countercultural producers of the 60s-80s, focusing on a variety of media from children’s books to songbooks to super8mm film production, as well as examine the ways in which humanimal subjectivities interact with ideologies of nationalism and gender. He has published articles on authors Augusto Monterroso, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Parménides García Saldaña and José Agustín in journals such as Hispanic ReviewTierra adentro, the Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea and Romance Notes.  He also works on and has published chapters on film directors such as Nicolás Echevarría and Sergio García Michel. His fields of interest include Latin American literature and culture (emphasis on Mexico), critical theory, film and media studies, queer theory, ethics, and countercultural studies.