Fernando is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Spanish-Latin American literature and culture and serving as a pre-doctoral fellow for the Center for Humanities and Information at Penn State. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He earned his B.A. in Literary Studies from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a graduate certificate from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo. He received his M.A. in Spanish from Penn State in 2014. His dissertation project, entitled “Back to the Future. Staging the Archive of Latin American Modernisms” studies the afterlife of Spanish American vanguards and Brazilian modernism during the 20th century. He has published peer-reviewed articles on Mário de Andrade’s ethnographic journals and Ricardo Piglia’s Respiración artificial.
Research Interests: 20th-century Latin American literature and culture; modernism and avant-garde; cultural and intellectual history; intersectionality between aesthetics and politics; dynamics between performative arts and literature