Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

  • Aguirre, Jonathan (‘17 - ‘19)

    Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

    Jonathan C. Aguirre is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He studies environmental history, literature, and politics in the Andes region of South America focusing on mechanisms of land dispossession formulated during the progressive cycle of politics of the 21st century. He is particularly interested in the state violence and erasure economies that occur in the construction of utopian ecological imaginaries. In addition, he studies environmental racism and inequality in the United States concentrating specifically on the representation of pollution-induced diseases in Latinx literature and film.