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  • Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies


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


I am an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. My areas of scholarly research are Mexican and Caribbean literary and cultural studies; Latin American intellectual history, and the history of the idea of labor, idleness and laziness. I have published academic articles on these topics and am currently at work on a book manuscript on the political grammar of work and idleness in 19th century Mexico. I am also a translator, published novelist and a monthly columnist for the Puerto Rican newspaper, El Nuevo Día.

Around the Web


  • 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.