UB CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Carlos M. Amador

Portrait of Carlos Amador.

Carlos Amador, Ph.D.

UB CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar, 2021-22

  • PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin
  • MA, Philosophy, San Diego State University
  • BA, Philosophy, University of San Francisco

Pronouns: He/him/his

Email:  carlosam@buffalo.edu

Office Phone:  716-645-5614

Office:  641 Clemens Hall, UB North

Dr. Carlos M. Amador is a 2021-22 UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar and an Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies at Michigan Technological University. He is the author of Ethics and Literature in Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1970-2000: From the Singular to the Specific. Dr. Amador’s current manuscript titled Demolición: Aesthetics From The Latinx-American Margins explores the central and historically repressed role of political economies of dispossession, informal labor, and non-legal work in US Latinx/Latin American culture. Through his work on political economy and culture, he develops a new theory for Latinx-American aesthetics.  His writing also appears in journals like A contracorriente, Revista Argus-A, and E-Flux. Dr. Amador also has published several pieces in the Bloomsbury Handbook for Literary and Cultural Theory and a major essay forthcoming in the Routledge Handbook for Literature in The Global South. Dr. Amador is also faculty adviser for a number of Latinx and minority student organizations.


Areas of Interest/Special Expertise

Interdisciplinary work (arts, testimony, literature, political theory, cultural studies/Latinx-American Studies), literature/film/plastic arts; Latinx and Latin American theories of history and identity.