Dr. Ignacio Sarmiento Panez

  Dr. Ignacio Sarmiento Panez

Dr. Ignacio Sarmiento Panez

Assistant Professor

Fenton Hall Fenton Hall

(716) 673-4496

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Ph.D., Tulane University

I was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. I got my Licenciatura (BA) in History from Universidad Diego Portales. After graduating, I studied for one year in Vancouver. Then, I moved to New Orleans, where I obtained my MA and Ph.D. in Spanish from Tulane University. I love teaching, reading, traveling, and playing water polo.

Teaching Interests

Latin American literature and cultural studies

Research Interests

My research focuses on contemporary Central American Literature and Culture. My work has been published in journals like Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Transmodernity, Romance Notes, and Istmo, among others.

My most recent articles, "Desarticulaciones familiares. Deseo, locura y represión en Los locos mueren de viejos de Vanessa Núñez Handal y Las flores de Denise Phé-Funchal" and "Un paseo por las ruinas. Javier Payeras, el flâneur de la postguerra" were published in Centroamericana and the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, respectively.

I am currently co-editing the volume The Never-Ending Journey. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Central American Migration in the 21st Century.

I am also working on a book project that addresses the task of mourning in postwar Central America.

My scholarly work can be found in my Academia.edu profile: https://fredonia.academia.edu/IgnacioSarmiento

Intellectual Contributions

  • "Desarticular la represión. La descomposición de la familia en la literatura centroamericana de postguerra," Centroamericana (2019).
  • "Un paseo por las ruinas. Javier Payeras, el flâneur de la postguerra," Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies (2019).
  • "On Crimes and Heros. Rafael Menjívar Ochoa and Crime Fiction," Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures (2019).

Presentations

  • "Duelo y migración. La voz de los desaparecidos en Libro Centroamericano de los Muertos, de Balam Rodrigo," Latin American Studies Association (2021).
  • "Memorialization and the Battle of Mourning in Postwar El Salvador," 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference: Memory, Melancholy and Nostalgia (2020).
  • "Los espectros de la guerra. La batalla por el duelo en la postguerra centroamericana," N/A (2020).
  • "To Mourn El Mozote’s Victims. Places of Memory in Postwar El Salvador," Commemorating Violent Conflicts and Building Sustainable Peace (2019).
  • "Is There Still a Community to Come? The Possibilities of Community in Post-Conflict Central America," Latin American Studies Association (2019).
  • "Is There Still a Community to Come? The Possibilities of Community in Post-Conflict Central America," 39th Cincinnati Conference on Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures (2019).
  • "“Las mujeres migrantes en la literatura de la salvadoreña Claudia Hernández”," Annual Meeting of the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies (2018).