Faculty Profile

International Relations Faculty

Diego Mattos-Vazualdo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages: Spanish

PhD in Latin American Cultures and Literatures, The Ohio State University
Licenciatura in Latin American Literature, UMSA, La Paz, Bolivia

I am from La Paz, Bolivia. I joined Saint Michael's College in the fall of 2010 after having spent five years in Columbus, Ohio, studying and teaching at The Ohio State University.

Areas of Expertise:

Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Latin American Cultural Studies, Indigenous and Colonial Cultures of Latin America, Globalization Studies, Theater and Film

Courses I Teach:

  • Beginning and Intermediate Spanish
  • Grammar and Composition
  • Latin American Culture

Recent Scholarly Work:

"La necesidad de afirmar la existencia: nación y descolonización en el cine boliviano en la época neoliberal." (The Necessity to Affirm Existence: Nation and Decolonization in the Bolivian Cinema during the Neoliberal Era). Bolivian Studies Journal, 2010; "The Biggest Loser, An Act of Sacrifice on a Surrealist and Melodramatic Stage". Americana. The American Popular Culture Magazine, 2008.

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