Diego Alonso

Spanish Department
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

Office: ETC 204
Phone: (503) 517-7630
Email: alonsod@reed.edu


Born in Buenos Aires, Diego Alonso obtained his DEA from the University of Paris III in 1989 and his PhD from Princeton University in 1998. His research has focused on the relationship among aesthetics, rhetoric, and politics, as reflected in a corpus of essay writers (Martí, Rodó, Vasconcelos, Lugones, Mariátegui, Ortiz, Pedreira, among others) in the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century modernization processes in Latin America. Related to this subject, he published José Enrique Rodó: una retórica para la democracia (Editorial Trilce, 2009). His other line of research involves hermeneutical analysis of contemporary Argentinean and Uruguayan fiction (Borges, Walsh, Cortázar, Onetti, Piglia). In this domain, he has published in prestigious academic journals (Variaciones Borges, Iberoamericana, Latin American Literary Review, Catálogos) and just completed the writing a book titled Espejismos reales. Imágenes y política en la literatura rioplatense.


Licence d’Histoire, Université de Paris VII, 1981
Maîtrise d’Histoire, Université de Paris VII, 1986
DEA, Université de Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1989
Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1993
Ph.D. in Latin American Literature, Princeton University, 1998.

Teaching Experience

Hamilton College 1997-2000
Reed College 2000-

Alonso CV 2022