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Sergio Delgado Moya

Associate Professor
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the College

Sergio Delgado Moya’s teaching and research are grounded in Latin American and Latinx studies. His scholarly work revolves around matters related to art and aesthetics. Questions about how sensibilities change during a given moment in history are at the center of his first long-term research project, in which he studied poetry and visual art produced in Mexico and Brazil during the consolidating years of consumer culture.

The way in which the senses operate when faced with the facts of violence is the subject of his forthcoming book, A Nervous Archive: Sensationalism and the Potency of Horror. Essays related to this project have appeared in Pop América, 1965–1975 (Duke University Press, 2018), Critical Times, and The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Latin American Literary and Cultural Forms (Routledge, 2022). His work has been supported by the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation, among others.

Delgado Moya earned a BA in philosophy and Spanish language and literature from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as MA and PhD degrees in Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures from Princeton University. He was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised there and in California. Previously, he was an associate professor at Emory and Harvard Universities.

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