September 15, 2017
This week on our Alumni Spotlight, we would like to recognize and congratulate Professor Colín on his accomplishments!
After completing his Ph.D studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Professor Colín went to teach Spanish as an ABD at the University of Oklahoma in 1999 (Ph.D. received in 2003) and he is now an Associate Professor teaching Latin American 20th and 21st Centuries Literatures and Cultures. Colín has been the Coordinator of the Spanish section at the Modern Languages Literatures and Linguistics Department at the University of Oklahoma. He has published the books, Los cuentos de Sergio Ramirez (2004) and Sergio Ramírez: acercamiento crítico a sus novelas (2013.) The first book being an analytical approach to the short stories of the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez Mercado; the second one deals with his novels. He has also two other book projects going on. One is a study of the novels of Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya. The other is a critical perspective on the "Literatura de la onda" in México. His field of expertise is the Latin-American Literature and Culture of the 20th & 21st Century focusing primarily in the social struggle literature that flourished in the 1950's, 60's and 70's all over Latin America. Born and raised in Mexico City, Professor Colín has a deep love for his country and culture and enjoys very much teaching it. He has written, presented and published several articles and essays on contemporary Central American, Mexican (which are his main interest) and Caribbean writers as well as those of South America.