Camilo Malagon

Assistant Professor and Latin American Studies Coordinator, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Office: Muller Faculty Center 407, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature and Film

Camilo A. Malagón is Assistant Professor in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Ithaca College and Co-Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. Currently, he serves as President of the Asociación de Colombianistas (Association of Colombianist Scholars - and serves in the editorial board of the academic journal Ciberletras - Revista de crítica literaria y de cultura

He researches and publishes on late 20th and 21st century Latin American literature, film and culture with a focus on theories of space, place and globalization. His interests also include the intersection of Latin American literature and world literature, ecocriticism, feminist theory, critical theory, continental philosophy and the digital humanities. 

At Ithaca College, he teaches courses across the curriculum, from language courses and survey courses of literature in Spanish to topic courses in Latin American literature and cultural production as well as interdisciplinary courses in Latin American studies. 

From 2017 to 2019, he was Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of International Languages and Literatures at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds a PhD in Spanish from Tulane University. He also holds MA degrees in Spanish and Liberal Studies from Tulane and Stony Brook University respectively, as well as a BS degree in Physics (minor in Mathematics) Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Adelphi University.

Recent Publications

I published a short (non-academic) essay on the migrant trope on Latin American cinema. You can find the article here!


Also, I co-edited a dossier in the journal A contracorriente: una revista de estudios latinoamericanos. The dossier is titled Imaginarios culturales del presente en Colombia: nuevas perspectivas sobre la violencia en la producción cultural contemporánea.

You can find the full dossier with seven articles here (first seven articles plus introduction of this volume of the journal)!

You can find our introduction here

As part of the dossier, I also published an article on the Colombian writers Fernando Vallejo, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Juan Cárdenas. You can find that article here!

Note: This dossier was published in Spanish!


Finally, I published an academic book review (in Spanish) of the volume Narrativas del miedo: Terror en obras literarias, cinemáticas y televisivas de Latinoamérica, edited by Marco Ramírez, David Rozotto, and Karem Langer. 

You can find it here!