Pavel Andrade

Pavel E. Andrade

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mexican/Latinx Literature

Professional Summary

My research and teaching focus on Mexican literary and cultural studies, modern and contemporary Latin American literature, critical theory, and geocriticism. My current book project, Modernism's Afterworlds: Capital, Form, and the Mexican Novel's Countertopographical Imagination, examines how the Mexican modernist novel gives spatial form to Mexico's uneven transition from state-led industrialization toward a new export-oriented pattern of capital accumulation. My broader research interests include urban studies, border and migration studies, and the novel’s countertopographical imagination.


Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania 2022 (Hispanic Studies)

M.A.: University of Pennsylvania 2017 (Hispanic Studies)

B.A.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 2015 (Latin American Studies)

Research and Practice Interests

Mexican and Greater Mexican studies, Latin American studies, theory of the novel, formalism, geocriticism, urban studies, border and migration studies, political ecology, and critical theory.

Positions and Work Experience

2021 -2022 Andrew W. Mellon Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, Humanities + Urbanism + Design Initiative, University of Pennsylvania,


Peer Reviewed Publications

(2021. ) Nothing But Workers: Reading Class Struggle in Diamela Eltit's Mano de obra. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, , 30 (3 ) ,399-415 More Information

(2022. ) Capitalist Thresholds: La muerte de Artemio Cruz and the Mapmaking of Modern Mexico.Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, , 76 (3 ) ,127-140 More Information

Courses Taught


-SPAN-3002 SPEAKING IN SPANISH Level:Undergraduate

-SPAN-2016 SP COMP AND CONV II Level:Undergraduate

-SPAN-3082 LATIN AMERICA TODAY Level:Undergraduate