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Daniel Giraldo-Wonders

Professor Daniel Giraldo

Assistant Professor of Spanish


Liebowitz Center for International Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Languages and Literature, Spanish and Latin American Studies

Areas of Specialization

  • Latin American literature
  • Queer studies


Research Interest: Gender and sexuality in Latin America, Latin American popular culture

Teaching Interest: Applied linguistics, creative writing, Hispanic studies


PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MA, with honors, Université de Montréal

Dr. Giraldo’s research explores queer artistic expressions in Latin America, and offers a set of theoretical tools based on local contexts in order to create a productive dialogue between European/North American and Latin American sexual and gender categories. His teaching and research interests focus on LGBTQ artistic expressions, gender and sexuality rights issues in Latin America, as well as popular culture, literature, creative writing, and indigenous cosmologies. Dr. Giraldo worked as coordinator at the Centre de ressources de l’espagnol (Spanish Resources Center) at the Université de Montréal, and as the editorial assistant of the literary review Variaciones Borges at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Giraldo received the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for a project in which he analyzed the conservative articulation of subversive discourse in Fernando Vallejo’s novel Our Lady of the Assassins. Other honors include a Doctoral Research Scholarship from the Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) and a honorific mention from the Société des écrivains de la Mauricie. He has presented at the Queering Paradigms Queer Studies International Conference, the Jornadas Andinas de Literatura Latinoamericana, and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress. Dr. Giraldo joined the faculty at Simon's Rock in 2016.