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Miguel Caballero Vazquez

Department/Program(s):
  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Graduate Student
Area(s):
  • Spanish Language, Linguistics, and Culture
Office: 021 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-1953




Profile

Miguel Caballero holds a licenciatura in Spanish Philology (UNED, Spain) and an MA in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Literature (Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands). He has taught Spanish language in Amsterdam and Crotone (Italy) and has completed research stays in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Santiago.

Caballero explores the relationships between architecture and literature; theory and literary representations of space; memory and politics of symbolic reparation; museums, monuments and memorials; micropolitics and everyday life.
 
He has presented papers at various universities in Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, United States, Mexico, Argentina and Chile on varied topics such as space and videogames, architectural avant-gardes during the Spanish Civil War, the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington DC, Clarice Lispector and somnambulism, underground Brasilia, urban memory and contemporary visual arts.
 
He is co-editor of the book Imágenes y realismos en América Latina (Antwerp, Belgium: Almenara, forthcoming 2014).
 
This academic year, he is preparing a dissertation proposal on psychoanalytical readings of Latin American modernist architecture. Also, he is organizing the Psychoanalysis Reading Group.
 
Courses taught:
SPA107. Intermediate/Advanced Spanish. Fall 2014.
TA ECS321/SPA333/COM389. Cultural Systems: Proust, Freud, Borges. Spring 2014.
SPA101. Beginner’s Spanish I. Fall 2013.