Prof. Carlos M. Amador is a 2021-22 Distinguished Visiting Scholar and an Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies at Michigan Technological University. He is the author of Ethics and Literature in Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1970-2000: From the Singular to the Specific. Prof. Amador’s current manuscript titled Demolición: Aesthetics From The Latinx-American Margins explores the central and historically repressed role of political economies of dispossession, informal labor, and non-legal work in US Latinx/Latin American culture. Through his work on political economy and culture, he develops a new theory for Latinx-American aesthetics. His writing also appears in journals like A contracorriente, Revista Argus-A, and E-Flux. Prof. Amador also has published several pieces in the Bloomsbury Handbook for Literary and Cultural Theory and a major essay forthcoming in the Routledge Handbook for Literature in The Global South. Prof. Amador is also faculty adviser for a number of Latinx and minority student organizations.
Interdisciplinary work (arts, testimony, literature, political theory, cultural studies/Latinx-American Studies), literature/film/plastic arts; Latinx and Latin American theories of history and identity.