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Dr. Emmanuel Velayos is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Languages and Cultures at Oklahoma State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures (New York University) and a B.A. in Hispanic Literature (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru). Upon completing his Ph.D., he received the 2018 Sylvia Molloy Award for Outstanding Dissertation (NYU). He held a postdoctoral appointment at NYU and, at present, teaches surveys of Hispanic Literatures, upper-level courses on Latin American Cultural Studies, and a broad range of literature and language classes at OSU.

His research explores the relationship between lettered and performative cultures in Latin America, through the lenses of media aesthetics, postcolonialism, and race studies. His publications have appeared in Revista de Crítica Literaria LatioamericanaRevista Hispánica ModernaDecimonónica: Journal of Nineteenth-Century Hispanic Cultural ProductionA Contracorriente: A Journal on Social History and Literature in Latin AmericaTransmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Hispanic World, and Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism. He has been awarded scholarships and research fellowships from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Tinker Foundation, the University of Southern California, L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, New York University, Emory University, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.



Emmanuel Velayos
Assistant Professor of Spanish
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