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Assistant Professor of Spanish, Assistant Professor
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
SPAN 481 Contemporary Latin American Narrative
SPAN 419 Topics in Contemporary Mexican Literature
SPAN 418 Novels of the Mexican Revolution
SPAN 378 Mexican Literature
SPAN 315 Spanish Culture
SPAN 314 Latin American Culture
SPAN 310 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPAN 253 Composition II
SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II
PORT 101 Portuguese I
WLC 200L Introduction to Latin American Cultures
LLAS 101 Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies
Research Interests 
Contemporary Mexican Narrative, Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Masculinities Studies
Education 

Ph.D. Spanish. Tulane University. 2011. Dissertation: Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative.
M.A. Spanish. Tulane University. 2007.
B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies. University of Texas at Austin. 2004.

Selected Publications 

Scholarly articles:

"Humor y matrimonio gay en Utopía gay de José Rafael Calva y La historia de siempre de Luis    Zapata." Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. Forthcoming.

“Hacia una literatura de disidencia sexual en México con dos Bildungsromane bisexuales:   Púrpura de Ana García Bergua y Fruta verde de Enrique Serna.” Revista Valenciana. 5.10 (julio-diciembre 2012). Print.

"Cantares de los vientos primerizos: La ironía de una novela zapoteca en español." Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 40.16 (enero-marzo 2009): 39-48. Print.

Translations:

Gómez, Antonio. “Argentine Multiculturalism and the Ethnographic Shift in Documentary Cinema: Martín Rejtman's Copacabana.” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 19:3-4 (2013): 340-355. Print.

Reviews and journalism:

"The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar." (Book Review) El Béisman, elbeisman.com, 1 Apr. 2014. Web. 2 Apr. 2014.

"Come Out Into the Sun." (Review of Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by José Ángel N.) El Béisman. elbeisman.com, 2 Feb. 2014. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.

"The Real Cost of the War on Drugs." (Review of Dying for the Truth by the editors of Blog del Narco) Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 4 Nov. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"¿Existe una 'narcoliteratura'? Entrevista con el Dr. Felipe Oliver Fuentes Kraffczyk." Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 15 Oct. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"On the Border." (Review of The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez) Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 28 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"De zorros y erizos: testimonio de varias vidas." (Book Review) Pilsen Portal. Pilsen Planning Committee and the Resurrection Project, 4 Jul. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.

"La transmigración de los cuerpos, de Yuri Herrera." (Book Review) contratiempo 104 (mayo 2013): 5. Print.

"Una herramienta por la paz." (Review of To Die in Mexico by John Gibler) contratiempo 98 (octubre 2012): 8. Print.

Develando el erotismo cotidiano: Bisexual chic en la narrativa mexicana contemporánea." contratiempo 96 (julio-agosto 2012): 22-23. Print.

"Un diálogo en NEIU: Migración y literatura." contratiempo 91 (febrero 2012): 8. Print.

Selected Performances 

INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:

“Humor y Homosexualidad”. Seminar taught at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico. November 25-28, 2013.

"Towards a Literature of Sexual Dissidence in Mexico with two Bisexual Bildungsromane: Púrpura by Ana García Bergua and Fruta verde by Enrique Serna.” Migration, Identity and Place: An Interdisciplinary Conference in Celebration of NEIU’s             Latino and Latin American Studies Program and Its New Major. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago. September 27, 2012.

PAPERS READ AT CONFERENCES:

“Humor y género en la reescritura del México imaginario: Brenda Berenice de Luis Montaño y

‘La jota de Bergerac’ de Carlos Velázquez.” 129th Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago. January 9-12, 2014.

“Humor, homofobia y la integración gay a la modenridad mexicana.” XVIII Congreso de    Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. University of Texas-El Paso. March 7-9, 2013.

"Púrpura de Ana García Bergua y Fruta verde de Enrique Serna: Dos bildungsroman        bisexuales." XVII Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. University of           Texas-El Paso. March 1-3, 2012.

"Humor and gay marriage in two novels by José Rafael Calva and Luis Zapata." XVI Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. University of Texas-El Paso. March 3-5, 2011.

"Campeones: el boxeador como símbolo de la nación en la literatura mexicana."Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms: Annual Meeting of the American Comparative  Literature Association. New Orleans. April 1-4, 2010.

"Narradores machadianos: a ironia da escravidão." Views and Visions: Perspectives in Iberian and Latin American Literatures. Tulane University. New Orleans. October 9-10, 2009.

"Incongruencias (in)apropiadas: el humor negro y lo grotesco en los cuentos de Claudia Hernández." XXVIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies  Association. Rio de Janeiro. June 11-14, 2009.

"Cantares de los vientos primerizos: La ironía de una novela zapoteca en español." XV Annual Mexican Conference at the Univeristy of Califoria-Irvine. April 30-May 2, 2009.

"De fronteras, y de lo grotesco de la vida posmoderna." XVI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana. Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. 16-18 de abril, 2008.

Background 

Assistant Professor of Spanish. Northeastern Illinois University 2011-
Teaching Assistant. Spanish and Portuguese. Tulane University 2006-2011
Preceptor. Spanish. Tulane University 2010

Arts and Sciences

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J-Hernandez-Kalin@neiu.edu

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