Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University 1996
M.A. Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University 1994
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Universidad de los Andes 1987
Latin/x American cultural studies, Graphic narratives, music, nation, identity, global issues
Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste (Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 1996) is professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches cultural studies. He is the author of Narrativas de representación urbana (Peter Lang, 1998) and Lalo Alcaraz: Political Cartooning in the Latino Community (University of Mississippi Press, 2017), and editor of Rockin’ Las Americas (with Deborah Pacini Hernández and Eric Zolov, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), Redrawing the Nation (with Juan Poblete, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), Cumbia! (with Pablo Vila, Duke University Press, 2013), Sports and Nationalism in Latin/o America (with Robert McKee Irwin and Juan Poblete, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Sound, Image, and National Imaginary in the Construction of Latin/o American Identities (with Pablo Vila, Lexington Books, 2018).
His articles on media and cultural theory have appeared in Hispania, Chasqui, National Identities, Objeto Visual, Revista de Estudios Colombianos, Revista Iberoamericana, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre la Historieta (Cuba), Cenizas (Mexico), and Film Quarterly, among others. In addition, he has published work in Imagination Beyond Nation (Pittsburgh, 1998), Imagining Our Americas (Duke, 2007), and Cultures of the City (Pittsburgh, 2010), among others. He is editor of two academic series: with Pablo Vila, he edits the Music, Culture, and Identity in Latin America series for Lexington Books; and with Juan Carlos Rodríguez, he publishes Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America for the University of Florida Press. In 2018, together with Robert McKee Irwin and Juan Poblete, he published the Spanish translation of Sports and Nationalism in Latin/o America, titled Deportes y nacionalismo en América Latina (Cuarto Propio). He’s currently completing the translation of the forthcoming Travels to the Land of Oblivion: Modernity and Colombian Identity in the Work of Carlos Vives and La Provincia (Lexington Books) and, together with Juan Carlos Rodríguez, an edited volume titled Digital Humanities in Latin America (University of Florida Press). He’s also working on a coming monograph titled Vicious Muñequitos: Memory, Nation, and Violence in Latin/x American Comics.