Carmen Julia Holguin Chaparro

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Senior Lecturer III

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Faculty Advisor for Undergraduate Studies & Coordinator of 300 level Spanish

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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PhD, University of New Mexico, 2011

MA, New Mexico State University, 1996

BA, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico, 1991


Carmen Julia Holguín Chaparro was born in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, México.  She graduated from University of New Mexico in 2011 with a PhD in Latin American Literature.  Her dissertation's focus is on Matio Benedetti's novel Primavera con una esquina rota, in which she analyzed specific topics of political prisoners under the Uruguayan dictatorship of 1973.  From her research, she developed a strong interest in the literature and art representing the phenomenon of Latin America's dictatorships.  Other academic interests include micro fiction and short films.  She enjoys her work as a coordinator and Lecturer and the creative writing course she has developed for the department.  This course contributes to her own passion for creative writing.  Carmen Julia is a poet and occasional author of short stories and has published her poetry work in México, the United States, Spain and Uruguay.  Her first book of poetry, A tu prójimo amarás was published in 2008.

Research Interests

  • Latin American literature
  • Latin American literature of dictatorship
  • Literature of Mario Benedetti


Phone: 505-277-5907
Fax: 505-277-3885

Physical Address

Room 300A
Ortega Hall
Building # 79 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070