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Francisco Villena Garrido returns to Princeton

Francisco Villena Garrido (Ph.D., Ohio State University) first joined Princeton University in Fall 2005. After being away for several years, he will return in September to teach SPA 108 and 207.

Before joining the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Princeton University, he worked as an editor for Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos Mario Benedetti (Alicante, Spain). Through the years, he has worked at Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Spain), Iona College and University of Pennsylvania –where he taught graduate and undergraduate couses on cultural studies, conversational language, and traditional grammar courses.

He is the Executive Editor of Revista Liberia: Hispanic Journal of Cultural Criticism, an academic journal with a distinctive line and an outstanding editorial committee. He is also a member of the Board of the Association of Writers and Editors of Spain (Cedro). His articles have appeared in most well-known academic journals –dealing with topics such as postmodernity, violence, and political strategy. Some of this books include Las máscaras del muerto: Autoficción y topografías narrativas en la obra de Fernando Vallejo and Circo Iberia.

In his free time, he enjoys running a spin or two in Central Park’s Big Loop; he collects pop culture memorabilia; and he spends most of his time with friends and family.