Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón.

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.

Notes

  • 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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