Maarten Van Delden
Interim Director, Latin American Institute
Department: Spanish and Portuguese
5303 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1532
Keywords: Latin America
Maarten van Delden obtained his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1990. Prior to joining the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA in 2009, he taught at New York University, Rice, and the University of Southern California. He is the author of Carlos Fuentes, Mexico, and Modernity (Vanderbilt University Press, 1998) which was recognized as an "Outstanding Scholarly Book" by Choice Magazine, and co-author (with Yvon Grenier) of Gunshots at the Fiesta: Literature and Politics in Latin America (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009). In addition, he is the author of numerous articles and reviews on topics in the fields of Mexican Studies, Latin American Literature, Comparative Literature, and U.S. American Literature. He is currently working on two books: Polemical Continent: Culture Wars in Twentieth-Century Spanish America and Mexico and the United States: A Literary and Intellectual history, 1950-2000.