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Jack Martínez Arias


Jack Martínez Arias
Jack Martínez Arias

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Christian A. Johnson 218
315-859-4257

Jack Martínez Arias’ research focuses on the intersections of literature, journalism, capitalism, and the role of mining in the national economies of the Andes. In addition to his academic work, Arias is a cultural journalist and the author of two novels: Bajo la sombra (2014) and Sustitución (2017).

He received his bachelor’s degree in Latin American literature from the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. Previously Arias taught literature and Spanish as a second language at the University of Connecticut and Northwestern University.

Recent Courses Taught

Spanish Immersion I
Introductory Study of Latin American Literature

Select Publications

  • “Modernizing the Andes: Literature and Mining Industry in a Foundational Novel.” Decimonónica 14.2 (2017): 54-70.
  • “La fotografía como evidencia y premonición en “La noche de los visones” de Pedro Lemebel.” Chasqui 46.1 (2017): 45-56.
  • “Entren los que quieran: Calle 13 y la construcción de lo latino(americano).” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 35 (2017): 195-209.
  • “Estética, política y economía: dinámicas dialécticas en Amauta.” Horizonte de la Ciencia 6.11 (2016): 15-26.
  • “Pendiendo de la maquinaria: autos y hombres en “La autopista del sur” de Julio Cortázar.” A Contracorriente 12.3 (2015): 220-239.

Professional Affiliations

Latin American Studies Association

Appointed to the Faculty: 2017

Educational Background

Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Dissertation

Ficciones Mineras: Literatura, periodismo y capitalismo ut6pico en los Andes, 1880-1930
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