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Gomez, Leila Gabriela Associate Professor


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  • Leila Gómez specializes in the dialogue between European and North American scientific travelers with Latin American intellectuals, and the tension in the building of knowledge between the metropolis and the periphery. She has published articles, five books, and coordinated special journal volumes on these topics. Her books are La piedra del escándalo: Darwin en Argentina (1845-1909) (Simurg 2008, edited book), Iluminados y tránsfugas: Relatos de viajeros y ficciones nacionales en Argentina, Paraguay y Perú (Iberoamericana Vervuert 2009), Darwinism in Argentina (Bucknell University Press, 2011), and Entre Borges y Conrad: Estética y territorio en William Henry Hudson (co-edited with Sara Castro-Klaren, Iberoamericana Vervuert 2012), Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino and Spanish texts (edited, Sense Publishers, 2015). Professor Gomez is working on a book on travel narratives in Mexico, for which she has received the Humboldt Fellowship for Advanced Researchers,


  • Latin American Literature, Travel Writing, Indigenous Literature, Gender and Women Studies, Film, Comparative Literature, Latin American Cultural Studies


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