Camilo Malagon

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

Camilo A. Malagón is an 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 Vice-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

- A short essay (in Spanish) on Gloria Anzaldúa, in the feminist online journal Con la A, is a personal exploration of the importance of her work in my thinking, writing, and life. Please find my article, "Conversando con Gloria", here

- My latest academic article, "Post-Conflict Visual Ecologies: Violence and Slow Violence in Chocó (2012) by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza and La tierra y la sombra (2015) by César Augusto Acevedo", explores the imbrication of environment and violence in recent Colombian films. Read it here!