Literature and Culture Research Interests
Dr. Alberto Julián Pérez is Professor of Spanish, Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies and Director of Ethnic Studies. He specializes in the teaching of Spanish American poetry from the 19th century until present times, the Spanish American essay, and the Literature of the Southern Cone. He published more than seventy articles in distinguished Journals in North America, Latin America and Europe, and six books of criticism, the last one Revolución poética y modernidad periférica , Editorial Corregidor, 2009.
Journal and Book Series Edited, and Editorial Board Memberships
Member of the editorial board of Alba de América, Códice, Argentina en su literatura, Magazine Modernista. Director of book series: Nueva Crítica Hispanoamericana for Editorial Corregidor, Argentina. This is the largest collection of books of criticism (more than 30 titles) specializing in Spanish American Literature existing today.
Prizes and Honors
Burke Research Award, Dartmouth College 1987-90; Research Enhancement Fund, TTU 1997-8; Big Twelve Fellowship, TTU, 1999.
External Funding of any sort
He received a grant from the International Center Foundation to organize a cycle of lectures in 2002.
Internal Funding of any sort I received several
He received several travelling grants from TTU to attend international conferences.
Professional Association Offices Held (with inclusive dates)
He has been a member of the Executive Board of SCOLAS from 1998 to 2002, President in 2001-2002, Member of the Executive Board of CELCIRLP (CENTRO DE CULTURAS Y CIVILIZACIONES DEL RIO DE LA PLATA) from 2002 to 2007, President of the Instituto Sarmiento de Sociología e Historia since 2001, and Member of the Executive Committee on Hispanic Literatures of the Modern Languages Association from 2005 until 2009.