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Jorge Camacho

Associate Professor and Spanish Program Director
Department of Language Literature and Cultures
University of South Carolina

Office: HUO 704
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Prof. Camacho’s specialization includes Spanish-American Modernismo and the Caribbean from colonial times to the present. His theoretical perspective is defined by an interdisciplinary approach: critical anthropology, postcolonial theory, postmodern historiography and cultural studies. In his most recent research project, Prof. Camacho explores the ways in which blacks and indigenous people in the Americas have been perceived and reconstructed as threats to the Nation states, and inhabiting spaces that needed to be appropriated in the name of progress and unity. In Etnografía, política y poder a finales del siglo XIX: José Martí y la cuestión indígena, (2013), he discusses Martí’s representation of indigenous people in the second half of the 19th century, during the rise of positivism and liberalism in Guatemala, Mexico, Argentina and the United States.

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