Justin Read


Justin Read.

Justin Read


Justin Read


Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Experiential Learning
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Scholarly Interests

Urbanization and Modernization of Latin America since 1850; Space, Place and Political Subjectivity, focused primarily on Argentina, Brazil and Mexico; 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture; Critical theory; Poetics; Modernism and Avant-Garde

Contact Information

810 Clemens Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2711


  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
  • MA, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1997
  • AB, Latin American Studies, A.B., English, University of California, Berkeley, 1995

Selected Publications


  • Buenos Aires and the Birth of the Non-Subject (book manuscript in preparation).
  • “People, Multitudes, and Developmentalist Hegemony in the Brazilian Street.” Forthcoming, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 2016.
  • “Martial Arts in Argentina: The Non-Futurist Futurism of Leopoldo Lugones.” Forthcoming, International Yearbook of Futurist Studies, 2017.
  • “Esteban Echeverría y la liquidación del contrato social.” Cuaderno de Literatura39 (Enero-Junio 2016): 165-190.
  • “Re-Mapping the Space Between:  Sovereignty, Globalization, and Media Representation in Rio de Janeiro.” Cartographies of Place: Navigating the Urban. Ed. Michael Darroch and Janine Marchessault. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014. Pages 157-184.

Courses Taught

  • Latin American Short Story
  • Latin American Poetry
  • Dictatorship and Violence in Latin America
  • Latin American Social Movements
  • Latin American Critical Theory (Graduate)

Recent Awards and Grants

  • Grants for “Fluid Culture” Arts and Lecture Series (with Prof. Colleen Culleton), 2011-12: Baird Foundation, Erie Canal Harbor Redevelopment Corporation, Microsoft Research, New York Council for the Humanities Mini-Grant, UB Office of the Provost, UB Office of the Vice Provost for Research


  • Editorial Board, Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana
  • Editorial Board, Monograph Series, Open Human Press
  • Co-Founding Member, Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies Consortium
  • Member: American Comparative Literature Association, Latin American Studies Association, Modern Language Association