My name is José Luis Suárez Morales, and I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. My research focuses on the intersections of Latin American contemporary culture, cinema, politics, and literature with Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy. My dissertation Crisis as Form: Literature and Culture beyond the Post-dictatorship in Latin America looks at 21st-century contexts of social and political turmoil in Spanish American to critically revise the limits and possibilities of the concept of crisis during late modernity. My HASTAC project Monumentalizing Memory: Symbolic Struggles and Urban Landscapes in San Salvador maps the rise of monuments and memorial sites built after the end of the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992) and the first years of democracy in San Salvador. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, running, watching sports, and traveling to new cities.
José Luis Suárez Morales
PhD Candidate, Spanish and Portuguese