PhD, SUNY – Stony
Professor of Latin American Literature
Focus: Twentieth Century Latin American Literature, Latin American Cultural Studies, Postmodern Studies, Intersection of Theory and Politics in Literature
Duchesne-Winter is the author of Del príncipe moderno al señor barroco: la república de la amistad en Paradiso, de José Lezama Lima (2008), ‘Equilibrio encimita del infierno’: Andrés Caicedo y la utopía del trance (2007), Fugas incomunistas (2005), Ciudadano insano (2000), Política de la caricia (1996), and Narraciones de testimonio en América Latina (1995), along with many articles and essays on literature, culture and politics. His writings explore the intersection of theoretical reflection and political thought in contemporary literature. Presently, Juan Duchesne Winter is Director of Publications of the Instituto Internacional de Literaturas Iberoamericanas and the Institute’s journal, Revista Iberoamericana, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Duchesne also co-edits Hotel Abismo, an independent journal dedicated to various genres, including fiction. His ongoing research concerns include the inscription of community in antinomic texts (addressed in a forthcoming book), and ethical aporias in the guerrilla narratives of twentieth century Latin America.
Duchesne-Winter has led an active role as a public intellectual in Puerto Rico,
where he chaired the Department of Spanish (discourse and language) at the
He is affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, is a member of LASA, and a collaborator of the Centro de Investigación de Política Pública (CIPP, Center for Research and Public Policy), in San Juan.
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