Dr. Javier Mocarquer

Lecturer, Modern Languages

Contact Information:

Room 309
(401) 341-2123


B.A. in Hispanic letters, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2007)
M.A. in Hispanic philology, CSIC Spain (2009)
M.A. in Spanish, Middlebury College (2010)
Ph.D. in literature (Latin American literature and culture), University of Notre Dame (2015)

Research Interests:

My areas of research are in modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture, particularly from the Southern Cone countries (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay) and Brazil. My scholarly work explores the intersections between aesthetics and politics, cultural studies, as well as gender and feminist studies. I have published articles on issues of political violence, transitional justice, memory studies and trauma. My book project, "En público secreto: Gabriela Mistral ante las redes intelectuales" [A Secret in Plain Sight: Gabriela Mistral's Intellectual Networks], studies the cultural legacy of the Chilean poet as a feminist writer and public intellectual at the transnational and the intersectional spheres from a decolonial perspective. I have presented at many national and international conferences and was a recipient of Harvard University's Institute for World Literature Fellowship. With a great passion for teaching, I am dedicated to instructing students across all levels of Spanish.