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Miguel Garcia


Assistant Professor of Spanish
Faber Hall 565
Fall 2022 office hours (Rose Hill) TBA


  • B.A. and M.A., Spanish, University of Texas, El Paso
  • Ph.D., Latin American Languages and Cultures, University of California, Davis


  • Mexican Literature and Cinema, Twentieth Century
  • Representations of science and technology in Mexican culture
  • Mexican Science Fiction


Miguel García is a native of the Texas/Chihuahua border. His work focuses on twentieth century Mexican literature and film, with an emphasis in the cultural representation of science and technology. He has published articles on journals such as Chasqui and Revista Iberoamericana. His current interests are the intersections of eugenics and race in Mexican science fiction, the futuristic representation of space in film and literature, and critical posthumanism.

Selected Publications

Book Chapter. “Eugenia: Engineering New Citizens in Mexico’s Laboratory of Socialism” Science Fiction Circuits of the East and South. Edited by Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche. Oxford Peter Lang. 2018. 51-74.

Published Conference Proceeding. “El sujeto monstruoso como figura desestabilizadora en el cine mexicano”. Memoria Primer Encuentro Estéticas de Ciencia Ficción. Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura/Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información de Artes Plásticas. 2019- 38-51.

Article. “¿Imaginar el futuro? 2033 y el resurgimiento del cine mexicano de ciencia ficción.” Revista Iberoamericana. 83.259-260 (2017): 629:643.

Article. “Eugenia en su contexto: utopía y proyecto alterno de nación.” Alambique: Revista Académica de Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía. 4.1. (2016).

Article. “Urbes corruptoras y visiones apocalípticas en dos novelas cyberpunk latinoamericanas.” Chasqui. Revista de literatura latinoamericana 44.2 (2015): 138-148.

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