Jorge Coronado Professor

Jorge Coronado specializes in modern Latin American and Andean literatures and cultures. His undergraduate courses range across the 19th and 20th centuries and draw from various disciplines and cultural practices, such as history, anthropology, music, film, photography, and literature. His graduate courses focus on two areas: literary and cultural theory and Andean studies.  He has taught in the department of Spanish & Portuguese as well as in Comparative Literary Studies and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, where he is a core faculty member.

His book, entitled The Andes Imagined: Indigenismo, Society, and Modernity, appeared in the Illuminations Series at the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2009. He has written and published widely on indigenismo, photography, and the avant-garde. He has recently completed Andean Portraits: Photography, Consumption, Agency, 1900-1950 (forthcoming 2017, University of Pittsburgh Press), a study of photographic portraits and culture in the southern Andes.  Currently, he is working on two book projects: a co-edited volume entitled Visiones de los Andes. Ensayos críticos sobre el concepto de paisaje y región en los Andes and a single-author manuscript tentatively entitled Lo andino: región, cultura, concepto that explores how the Andes has cohered in the cultural imagination since the early 19th century. 

He has won funding for research and academic initiatives from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation, among others. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and lectured broadly at universities in Latin America, Europe and the United States. At Northwestern, he has been active in building the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program.  He is currently Co-Director of the Andean Cultures & Histories working group (ACH) at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.