PhD Candidate in Hispanic Literature
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Diego J. Bustos studied economics and history at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He won in 2003 the national short story prize “Ciudad de Bogotá.” In 2010 he earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. He worked as an editor for the Revista Coroto until 2012. His fiction and literary criticism have been published in anthologies and journals in Colombia, the United States and Canada: De 1 a diez (2004); Cuentos de la calle – Antología del cuento colombiano contemporáneo (2007); Rio Grande Review (2012). Currently he is a fourth-year doctoral student in Hispanic and Portuguese literature. His research interests focus on discourses of social mobility and new middle classes in contemporary literary production of Latin America, particularly in Colombia and Brazil.