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Carlos Aguasaco, PhD

Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies & Spanish

School/Division

Center for Worker Education

Department

Office

25 Broadway 7-72

p: (212) 925-6625 x224

f: (212) 925-0963

e: caguasaco@ccny.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    Carlos Aguasaco is Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies & Spanish. In 2010 Carlos won the India Catalina prize for best video in the art category at the Cartagena International Film Festival. Born in Bogotá, Colombia (1975), he earned his Ph.D.at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and was awarded the prestigious W. Burghardt Turner Doctoral Fellowship by the State University of New York. He holds a M.A. in Spanish from The City College of New York (CUNY) and B.A. in Literature from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. As author and scholar, professor Aguasaco has been invited to present his work in Universities and cultural institutions of the US, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Honduras and Spain. He is the founder and director of Artepoetica Press a publishing house specialized in Hispanic American themes and authors.His work has been included in numerous anthologies and featured in a variety of media outlets. He has coedited six anthologies, authored three poetry collections and an academic study of Latin America's prime superhero El Chapulín Colorado. His main academic interest are: literary theory, contemporary poetry, transitional discourses, Latin American popular culture, and the residual ideologies of the Spanish Golden Age.

     

    Updated 4-15-2014
  • Education

    PhD at Stony Brook University- awarded the prestigious W. Burghardt Turner Doctoral Fellowship by the State University of New York. 

    MA in Spanish from The City College of New York

    BA in Literature from the National University of Colombia

  • Courses Taught

    -Populism and Popular Culture in the Americas: IAS 60110 (Graduate)

    -Society & Culture of the Americas: IAS A5020 (Graduate)

    -Latin American Popular Culture:IAS 31104

    -Latin American Cinema: IAS 31244

    -Latin American and Caribbean Civilization: LALS 10204 4CWE

    -Introductory SPAN 121 & 122

    -Intermediate SPAN 223

     

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