Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón

  • Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Education

  • BA, University of Puerto Rico, 2009
  • MA, Emory University, 2013
  • PhD, Emory University, 2015 

Biography

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón is a scholar and writer.

His academic research focuses on 19th-century Latin American intellectual history and cultural studies, as well as on 20th-century Mexican and Caribbean literatures. He has recently published articles on literature and ethics, ugliness and liberty, and nineteenth-century conservatism. He is currently at work on a monograph on labor and idleness in 19th-century Mexico.

He is author of the novels Los días hábiles (2020), Dicen que los dormidos (2014), and Palacio (2011), and the short-story collection Preciosos perdedores (2019).

In 2017 he was selected as part of the Hay Festival’s Bogota 39, a list of the 39 best Latin American writers under 39. He has also received the Festival de la Palabra’s Premio Nuevas Voces, a prize given to up and coming Puerto Rican authors, and the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña’s National Novel Prize.

Between 2010 and 2019, he wrote a monthly op-ed for Puerto Rico’s main newspaper, El Nuevo Día.

As a translator, Vanderbilt University Press recently published his translation into Spanish of Ignacio Sánchez Prado’s Screening Neoliberalism: Transforming Mexican Cinema, 1988-2012.

Spring 2022

Intermediate Spanish I — HISP 202
Intermediate Spanish II — HISP 203
Latin America in Verse: Poetry, Voice and History — CMPL 356
Latin America in Verse: Poetry, Voice and History — HISP 356
Capstone — HISP 501

Fall 2022

Qué flow: Music, Culture, and Politics in Latin America — HISP 350
Repeating Islands: Literatures of the Caribbean — CMPL 460
Repeating Islands: Literatures of the Caribbea — HISP 460
Capstone — HISP 501

Notes

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's Novel Subject of Podcast

June 2, 2022

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s most recent novel, Los días hábiles (2020), was the subject of the most recent episode of the podcast De Libro en Libro. The book was discussed by the hosts and their guest, Puerto Rican Independence Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Juan Dalmau.

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Book-length Translation

May 20, 2022

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón published El culto a la derrota, a translation into Spanish of Brian Price’s monograph “Cult of Defeat in Mexico’s Historical Fiction: Failure, Trauma, and Loss.” 

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Book-length Translation

May 10, 2022

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón published El culto a la derrota, a translation into Spanish of Brian Price’s monograph “Cult of Defeat in Mexico’s Historical Fiction: Failure, Trauma, and Loss.” 

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón named a Letras Boricuas Fellow

November 29, 2021

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón was named a Letras Boricuas Fellow by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Flamboyan Foundation’s Arts Fund. The fellowship recognizes Puerto Rican writers whose dynamic work spans genres including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. A first-of-its-kind fellowship, Letras Boricuas was created to identify, elevate, and amplify the voices of emerging and established Puerto Rican writers on the island and across the United States diaspora.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Essay and Delivers Talk

October 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón recently published a review-essay of Peruvian writer Claudia Ulloa Donoso's Pajarito, and delivered a talk on Mexican independence as part of the University of Buffalo's Hispanic Heritage at the Intersections of Culture and Crisis series.

New novel by Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón reviewed in Puerto Rican magazines

September 7, 2021

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s novel, Los días hábiles, has recently been reviewed in Puerto Rican magazines 80grados and El Roommate.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón contributes essay

April 30, 2021

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón contributed an essay to the volume Conservative Sensibilities: The Cultural Debate over Civilization in Latin America And Spain in the 19th Century, edited by Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik (Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2021). His essay, “Aesthetics, Polemics, and God: Theological Aesthesis in the Mexican Weekly La Cruz, 1855-1858,” studies a conservative Catholic newspaper which, on the eve of the Mexican Civil War, launched a programmatic project to adapt aesthetic reflection, a form of thought associated to liberal intellectuals, to conservative and Catholic ends.

Sergio Gutierrez Negron publishes articles

October 2, 2020

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, published two scholarly articles. The first, SATIRE AND THE LIE OF POLITICS: EL MONO (MEXICO, 1833), studies the use of satire in 19th century Mexican conservative journalism. The second, LIBERTAD PARA LOS FEOS: LUCES ARTIFICIALES (2002) DE DANIEL SADA, theorizes the relationship between freedom, ugliness and embodiment through an engagement with a novel by Mexican writer, Daniel Sada (1953-2011).

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Novel

July 2, 2020

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón published the novel Los días hábiles (Working Days).

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Translation

December 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón published La proyección del neoliberalismo: Las transformaciones del cine mexicano, 1990-2012, a translation of Ignacio Sánchez Prado’s Screening Neoliberalism: The Transformation of Mexican Film, 1990-2012. The translation is the first book published in Spanish by Vanderbilt University Press.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Gives Book Talk

March 21, 2019

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón gaves a book talk in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Book of Short Stories

February 8, 2019

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón publishes book of short stories Preciosos Perdedores in Puerto Rico (Ediciones Alayubia).

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Short Story

November 1, 2018

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s short story “People Who Go To The Beach Alone” was published in the Common as part of a dossier on contemporary Puerto Rican literature in the aftermath of Hurricane María. The story was translated by Hannah K. Cook '18.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's Short Story Published

September 13, 2018

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s short story “Escena en un restaurante de comida rápida” was included in The Hay Festival’s anthology Bogotá39: Nuevas voces desde Latinoamerica. The anthology has been published in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Perú, and Ecuador by a series of independent publishers. It was also translated into English as Bogotá39: New Voices from Latin America and published by British imprint Oneworld Editions.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's Novel Translated

May 11, 2018

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's second novel, Dicen que los dormidos (2012, 2014, 2017) has been translated into the Turkish as Uyoyor diyorlar and published in Turkey by Cumartesi Kitapligi.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Non-Fiction Story

May 4, 2018

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, published a non-fiction story, titled "Juego de distancias y una crónica" about Hurricane María, Puerto Rico, and friendship in the prestigious Cuban magazine, Casa de las Américas. The non-fiction story was also re-published in Universo-Centro, a Colombian monthly distributed free of charge in Colombia's major cities.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Contributes Essay

May 1, 2018

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, contributed an essay on queer Puerto Rican literature to the volume Pierre Bourdieu in Hispanic Literature and Culture, edited by Ignacio Sánchez Prado and published by Palgrave. The essay, titled “Cruel Dispositions: Queer Literature, the Contemporary Puerto Rican Literary Field and Luis Negrón’s Mundo Cruel” (2010), offers an account of the rise and institutionalization of queer literature in the contemporary Puerto Rican literary field, the most important development in the island’s literary culture of the past decades.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Non-Fiction Essay

January 3, 2018

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, published a non-fiction story in Clarín, Argentina's largest newspaper. In the essay, Gutiérrez Negrón narrates his time as a tele-marketer in order to reflect on youth and the exploitative nature of work.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Reviews Books

December 21, 2017

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, reviewed three academic books on Latin American literature: Héctor Hoyos' Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel; Brian Price, et al's TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature; and, Benigno Trigo's Malady and Genius: Self-Sacrifice in Puerto Rican Literature. The three book reviews appeared in the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.

Sergio Gutiérrez–Negrón Publishes Short Story

December 16, 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez-Negrón has published the short story “Good People” in the November issue of The Brooklyn Rail, available both online and in print.

Sergio Gutiérrez​-Negrón Publishes

March 4, 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Stud​i​es Sergio Gutiérrez​-Negrón ​has published the article "The Estate Must Be Protected! Work and the Necessity of Restraint in Roa Bárcena’s La quinta modelo (1857)" in ​​Decimonónica: A Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production. The article studies the political​ and theological​ grammar of labor in​​ a serialized novel published by a conservative Catholic writer in the eve of the War of Reform in 19th Century Mexico.

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