• 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 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.