Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Ph.D
Juan Carlos holds degrees from The University of Amsterdam, Western University, and Texas A&M University-Commerce. His research focuses on Applied Linguistics and Latin American Queer Narratives and Film. He is the author of El espacio torcido en la narrativa mexicana de temática homosexual masculina: 1977-1997 (Madrid: Verbum Editores, 2015), where he examines how the narratives of Raúl Rodríguez Cetina, Luis Zapata, Mario Bellatin, and Gerardo Guiza Lemus recreate what he calls "Espacio Torcido" (Queer Space) in which they aim (some more than others) at questioning and deconstructing the values of the heteronormative system: ambiguity, pleasure, rupture, and the quest for legitimacy compose this space. While each author takes a different approach, it can be said that they all participate in the construction of the history of the gay community in Mexico as seen in the latter part of the XX century.
Juan Carlos is currently the Coordinator of First-Year Spanish at the University of Toronto. Should you have any questions pertaining to his research and/or current position, please do not hesitate to contact him.