Spanish Basic Language ProgramDepartment of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

José Miguel Fonseca Fuentes

José Miguel Fonseca Fuentes
GPSA Representative (SIPSGO)

48 Burrowes, Cubicle 1

Phone: (814) 863-9441

Curriculum Vitae:


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MA, Literature, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
BA, Literary Studies, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

Research Interests:

Latin American Literature from the 19th century to the present, 20th century Spanish Literature, race, gender, childhood, sexuality, queer identities


José Miguel is a student of the Ph.D. in Spanish (Literature Track) at Penn State University. He earned a MA in Literature at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. His MA thesis is about the relationship between landlords’ children and racialized subjects in Las memorias de Mamá Blanca, by Teresa de la Parra, and Balún-Canán, by Rosario Castellanos. In that way, he plans to continue researching on childhood, gender, sexuality, and race in 20th and 21st century Latin American and Spanish Literature.