Carl Fischer specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American film, visual culture, and literature, as well as gender and sexuality studies. He is also affiliated with Fordham's Latin American and Latino Studies Institute (LALSI). His monograph Queering the Chilean Way: Cultures of Exceptionalism and Sexual Dissidence, 1965-2015 was published in 2016. Chilean Film in the Twenty-First Century World, a book he co-edited with Vania Barraza, is forthcoming in 2020 with Wayne State University Press. He is currently working on an a new research project on the aesthetics of authoritarianism in Latin America's Southern Cone region. Other research interests include popular culture, translation studies, and queer theory. Before studying for his PhD, he spent several years working as a translator for the Chilean government.