Miguel Rosas Buendia

Visiting Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Email Address:
Office Location:
Swann 321
Office Hours:
Monday 11-12 am; Wednesday 2-3 pm


Miguel Rosas Buendia is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish in the School of Modern Languages. He earned his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University in 2019. Originally from Lima, Peru, he holds a B.A. in Hispanic Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and a M.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Illinois, Chicago. His research is driven by questions regarding how Latin American scientific and literary writings in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries responded to historiographical, epistemic, and political challenges within the intellectual frameworks of the late Enlightenment, Romanticism and modernity. Among different topics, he is particularly interested in the conceptualization of environments with natural resources and of the past and present of indigenous peoples. For his doctoral project, he explored these questions in the Andean region through the intellectual trajectory, bureaucratic work, and academic writings of the Peruvian geologist, mining engineer and antiquarian Mariano de Rivero (1798-1857). Dr. Rosas Buendia’s teaching experience includes several courses on literary topics and Spanish language in Peru and the United States.

  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies, Brown University, 2019.
  • M.A. in Hispanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012.
  • B.A. Liberal Arts and Humanities, Major in Hispanic Literature. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, 2006.


Research Fields:
  • History of Technology/Engineering and Society
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Modern Global History/Science, Technology, and Nationalism
  • Portuguese
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Spanish
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Aesthetics
  • Historiography
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Institution-Building
  • Modernity
  • Perspectives on technology
  • Sustainability


  • SPAN-2001: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN-3061: Business Spanish I
  • SPAN-3101: Conversation I
  • SPAN-6693: Sustainable Development

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