Eleuterio Santiago-Diaz

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Associate Professor

Department of Spanish and Portuguese


PhD, Brown University University of California at Santa Barbara

MA, Brown University University of California at Santa Barbara

BA, University of Puerto Rico


Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz (Ph.D. Brown University, M.A. University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A. University of Puerto Rico) specializes in Latin American literature with emphasis on the Hispanic Caribbean and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture. His research and teaching interests include critical theory on race, writing and modernity, Puerto Rican literature, Latin American poetry from Modernismo to the present, and U.S. Latino Caribbean literature. He is the author of Escritura afropuertorriqueña y modernidad (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana/University of Pittsburgh, 2007). In the book and other articles, he examines critical moments in the reflection of Puerto Rican intellectuals on the subjects of race, nation and modernity, and develops a theory of the ellipsis as a tactical figure for the understanding of Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Hispanic writing. In other articles, he has focused on Puerto Rican and Latin American writers in the U.S. to examine the discourses through which they negotiate conflicting racial and national paradigms across cultural borders.

Research Interests

  • Hispanic Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • Latin American Literature
  • Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture


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

Physical Address

Room 445
Ortega Hall
Building # 79 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070