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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Victor Quiroz

Victor Quiroz

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer

Victor Quiroz is Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures (UC Berkeley). His research explores how Andean Indigenous knowledge (particularly from Quechua origin) exists in crucial dialogue with Global North’s modern critical discourses, and aesthetic, literary, and cultural theories. His scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Iberoamericana, Hispanic Issues, Mester, Hostos Review, among others, as well as in collective volumes like Memorias en tinta (Chile, 2013) or Fragmentos de un nuevo pasado (Spain, 2014). He is the author of the monograph El tinkuy postcolonial. Utopía, memoria y pensamiento andino en Rosa Cuchillo (2011), which explores the relations between Andean indigenous legacies and the representation of political violence in Peru during the Internal Armed Conflict (1980-2000). Before coming to SCU, Victor taught Spanish Reading and Composition, Spanish for Professions, and Storytelling courses at different colleges in Peru. He also was adjunct professor in the Gender Studies’ master program at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. In addition, he was instructor of Spanish language and Hispanic literatures at University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests:

  • Andean literatures and cultures
  • Indigeneity and decoloniality
  • New World Baroque and Global Baroque
  • Latin American poetry and Avant-Garde poetics
  • Contemporary Latin American literature, visual arts, and film
  • Memory and political violence in Peru


  • Irving and Jean Stone Fellow (Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley, 2021-22)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Berkeley, Spring 2021)
  • SPAN 1N: Introduction to Elementary Spanish
  • SPAN 3: Introduction to Spanish Language & Culture III
  • SPAN 21: Crossing Boundaries
  • SPAN 144: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures

Selected Publications:

  • “Crisis estructural y catástrofe social en la narrativa peruana (1980-2000).” Raquel Chang Rodríguez and Marcel Velázquez Castro, directors. Historia de las literaturas en el Perú. Vol. 5. PUCP, CASLIT, MINEDU, 2023, pp. 429-455.
  • “Políticas andinas de la memoria. El conflicto colonial peruano en el retablo ayacuchano El Hombre (1987) de Edilberto Jiménez Quispe.” Hispanic Issues On Line, vol. 17, 2016, pp. 104-125.

  • “Transfiguraciones de los seres del imaginario mitológico andino en el marco del enfrentamiento armado peruano (1980-2000) en Rosa Cuchillo, de Óscar Colchado Lucio.” Helena Usandizaga and Beatriz Ferrús, editors. Fragmentos de un nuevo pasado. Inventario de mitos prehispánicos en la literatura latinoamericana actual. Peter Lang, 2015, pp. 55-71.

  • “La carnavalización del Archivo en Adiós, Ayacucho de Julio Ortega.” Mester, vol. 43, 2014/2015, pp. 41-64