Professor Jesús Díaz-Caballero has experience teaching various levels of Spanish language, culture, and literature courses. Before joining the faculty at Cal State East Bay, he taught at the University of Oregon at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Besides teaching Survey of Latin American Literature from the Conquest to the present, he has developed special seminars with an interdisciplinary approach to the construction of Latin American cultural identities. He focuses his courses on the study of the relationship between social history, literature, and culture of different cultural traditions, especially about indigenous and African legacies in the Creole imagination.
His scholarly interests cover topics such as Indigenismo, Latin American Migration and Culture, Hispanic Caribbean Literature and Culture, and Transatlantic Cultural Studies. He has published several articles in different journals and participated in national and international conferences. His book in progress entitled Los Comentarios reales y la invención criolla de la tradición incaica studies the role of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega's Royal Commentaries (1609, 1617) as a foundational text of the Inca tradition and its appropriation by Creole patriotism and nation-building in the Andean area.
Currently he is the Spanish language editor of the global migration project to the San Francisco Bay Area, created by the Department of Ethnic Studies: www.migrationstory.org He is also Faculty advisor and copy editor of the Spanish edition of CSUEB students’ newspaper The Pioneer.
- B.A. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 1991
- M.A. University of Maryland at College Park, 1994
- Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2001
- Spanish and Latin American Studies Upper Division Courses
- MLL 3401-02-03 Advanced Spanish Composition and Syntax I, II, III
- MLL 3405 Advanced Spanish Conversation for Community Needs - Spanish for Teachers
- MLL 3410 Advanced Spanish Conversation
- MLL 3418 Spanish Civilization and Culture
- MLL 3461 Introduction to Spanish American Literature: 1492-1900
- MLL 3495 Latin American Civilization and Culture
- MLL 4457 Survey of Spanish Literature: Medieval and Golden Age
- MLL 4495a Latin American Migration, Culture and Identity
- MLL 4495b Bolívar y el bolivarianismo
- MLL 4495c Género y raza en la novela hispanoamericana del siglo XIX
- Spanish Lower Division Courses
- MLL 1401 Elementary Spanish I
- MLL 1402 Elementary Spanish II
- MLL 1403 Elementary Spanish III
- MLL 2401-02-0 3 Intermediate Spanish I, II, III
- MLL 2410 Spanish Conversation
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