Oliver Velázquez Toledo

Oliver Velázquez Toledo

PhD candidate

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Oliver Velázquez Toledo (Isthmus of Tehuantepec, 1980) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hispanic literature with a specialty in editorial production from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and a Master of Latin American literature (collaborative program: Book History and Print Culture) from the University of Toronto. He was a reporter for El Imparcial in Oaxaca, an editorial assistant for the publishing house Letras Vivas, a bookseller in second-hand bookshops, the chief of staff of a Gandhi Bookstores branch and the head of the Franz Mayer Museum bookstore, ending up as a proofreader for SM Ediciones in Mexico City. Some of his work has been published in the newspapers El Financiero and El Día, in the magazines Cantera Verde and Latin American Encounters, as well as in the anthologies Sales de nostalgia and Desde el fondo de la tierra. Presently, he is a member of the graduate magazine Apuntes Hispánicos. With chapters on Poesía en movimiento, Pedro Páramo, Cartucho and Los de abajo, his dissertation research deals with the ways the editing process amends text to become a book and, as such, attempts to define Mexican 20th century literature.