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Oswaldo Estrada

Oswaldo Estrada

Director, Faculty Fellowship Program
(919) 962-2062

Oswaldo Estrada is a Peruvian-American writer, literary critic, and professor of Latin American Literature and Culture in the Department of Romance Studies. He has been a member of the Carolina faculty since 2007 and has served on the IAH Faculty Advisory Board on several occasions. He was an Epsy Family Fellow in 2011, a Chapman Fellow in 2016, and an Arts and Humanities Fellow in 2021, thanks to the Race, Memory, and Reckoning Initiative.

Estrada has earned very prestigious university-wide teaching awards: the Distinguished Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2012, the Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, and the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2019.

He has authored or edited over a dozen books of literary and cultural criticism. His book Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation (SUNY, 2018) won the 2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. In 2020, he won the International Latino and Latin American Book Fair Prize for Las locas ilusiones y otros relatos de migración (Axiara, 2020), and two major awards from the International Latino Book Awards for his collection of short stories, Luces de emergencia (Valparaíso USA, 2019, 2020), and for his edited volume, Incurables: relatos de dolencias y males (Ars Communis, 2020).

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