Miguel Rosas Buendia

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Email Address:
Office Location:
Swann 321


Miguel Rosas Buendia is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies in the School of Modern Languages. Originally from Lima, Peru, he earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. His research interests include history of science, historiography, indigenous studies, and environmental studies in Latin America. Through the study of literary and scientific primary sources, he explores how these materials engaged and responded to historiographical, epistemic, and political challenges during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among different topics, he is particularly interested in the conceptualization of environments with natural resources and of the past and present of indigenous peoples. His book manuscript, in progress, examines these issues through the transatlantic intellectual trajectory, governmental work, and academic writings of the Peruvian scientist and antiquarian Mariano de Rivero (1798-1857). He has also published on poetry and travel writing, and examined the intersections between natural sciences, mining, and aesthetics in a global context.   


  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies, Brown University
  • B.A. Liberal Arts and Humanities, Major in Hispanic Literature. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru


Research Fields:
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Modern Global History/Science, Technology, and Nationalism
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Environment
  • Historiography
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Modernity
  • Perspectives on technology
  • Sustainability


  • SPAN-3200: Global Latin America
  • SPAN-4061: Science & Technology I
  • SPAN-4220: Nation/Narration In LA
  • SPAN-4813: Special Topics: Latin American Environmental Humanities
  • SPAN-6510: Language Practicum
  • SPAN-6693: Sustainable Development

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