Esteban Loustaunau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Director of the SOPHIA Program

508-767-7589 Tsotsis Hall - Room 228

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1998
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1994
B.A., Carleton College, 1992

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Spanish III
Spanish IV
Introduction to Literature: Spanish Language
Spanish Composition
Spanish American Drama
Rebellion and Reinvention in Mexico (WSM, CSL)
Introduction to Latin American Studies

Publications & Editorships

“Decolonizing Youth Culture: Guatemalan Hip Hop Dissidents in Cyberspace.” Online Activism in Latin America. Hilda Chacón, ed. New York: Routledge, 2018: 58-75.

Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film. Esteban E. Loustaunau and Lauren E. Shaw, eds. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2018. 

“Imaginar la ecuatorianidad en tiempos de crisis: Cartas al Ecuador y la representación cultural de la migración contemporánea.” De Atahualpa a Cuauhtémoc: El nacionalismo cultural de Benjamín Carrión y José Vasconcelos. Michael Handelsman and Juan Carlos Grijalva, eds. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana; Museo de la Ciudad, Quito, Ecuador, 2014. 147-176.

“De autor a compilador cómplice: Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, el mar y la supervivencia.” Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea 41.15 April-June (2009): 75-83.

“The Creation of Imaginative Reality in Juan García Ponce’s Pasado presente,” CR: The New Centennial Review 5. 3 Winter (2005): 83-104.

“Imaginarios interculturales en los límites de la integración latinoamericana,” Revista Iberoamericana LXX.207 (2004): 545-564.

“La espontaneidad como ilegalidad urbana.” Procesos urbanos y las ciudades latinoamericanas en el nuevo [des]orden mundial. Marc Zimmerman and Patricio Navia, eds. Mexico City: Editorial Siglo XXI, 2004. 375-385.

“Fuera de lugar: Desbordes locales en El llano en llamas de Juan Rulfo.” Cánones literarios masculinos y relecturas transculturales. Ileana Rodríguez, ed. Barcelona: Anthropos, 2001. 321-336.

Encyclopedia entries on Nicaraguan Popular Culture (co-authored with Ileana Rodríguez): "Alexis Argüello," "Barricada," "Violeta Barrios de Chamorro," "Alan Bolt," "Tomás Borge," "Omar Cabezas," "Pedro Joaquín Chamorro," "Envío," "Norma Helena Gadea," "INCINE," "Bianca Jagger," "Dennis Martínez," "Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy," "Uriel Molina," "nacatamal," "Nicaragua, Nicaragüita," "Nicarauac," "Nixtayoleros," "Editorial Nueva Nicaragua," "Palacio Nacional," "Palo de mayo," and "Roger." Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American Culture. Daniel Balderston, Ana López, and Mike González, eds. London: Routledge, 2000.

"Sergio Méndez Arceo (1907-1992)." Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture. Michael Warren, ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. 791-792.

Presentations

Panel organizer and co-chair, Displaced Communities. Panel at the 42nd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, New Brunswick, NJ. April 7-10, 2011. 

“‘Siempre vamos a ser ecuatorianos:’ Testimonios of Displacement and the Limits of Integration,” at the 42nd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, New Brunswick, NJ. April 7-10, 2011. 

“La orfandad como resistencia post-comunitaria en La señora Rodríguez y Toda una vida de Martha Cerda,” at the XVI Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, El Paso, TX. March 3-5, 2011. 

“Always Becoming: Immigrants Rethinking Place and Ethnicity Through Storytelling,” at the 41st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Montreal, Canada. April 8-11, 2010. 

“De autor a compilador cómplice: Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, el mar y la supervivencia,” at the XIV Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, El Paso, TX. March 5-7, 2009.

Grants and Awards

Nominated as Second Vice-President of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), elections forthcoming in fall 2015.

Sabbatical faculty leave, Spring 2015

Finalist, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Visiting Fellows Program, Harvard University, Winter 2014

Faculty Research Development Grant, Summers 2015 (forthcoming), 2014, 2011, 2009

Honors Summer Faculty/Student Fellowship, Summer 2013

SOPHIA New Course Development Grant, Summer 2013

Professional Affiliations

Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana

Latin American Studies Association

Modern Language Association

Northeast Modern Language Association

Professional Service

Member, SCOGE, 2013-present

Member, Latin American Studies Program Assessment Committee

Faculty Mentor, SOPHIA Program, 2013-2014

Co-writer, with Arlene Guerrero-Watanabe, Assessement Report, Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures, Summer 2012

Member, Representative Faculty Senate, 2011-present

Member, Post-Graduate Scholarship Committee, 2009-present

Member, Curriculum Committee, 2009-2011

Member, Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages & Cultures Assessment Committee, 2010-present

Faculty adviser, First-Year Orientation, Summers 2010 and 2011

Teaching Faculty Member, Honors Program, Spring 2011

Teaching Faculty Member, Women Studies Program, 2009-present

Teaching Faculty Member, Community Service Learning Program, 2009-present

Teaching Faculty Member, Latin American Studies Program, 2008-present