B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University
Davidson, NC 28035-6924
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Patricio Boyer joined the Davidson Spanish Department in 2011. He specializes in colonial Latin American literary and intellectual culture, as well as comparative early American studies. His research examines the way early modern imperial powers negotiated the writing of history in the first two centuries of the conquest and consolidation of European power in the New World. His research aims to connect the early Spanish roots and later Anglophone intellectual projects, by examining the historiographical and legal continuities between the two. Additional interests include the relationship between literariness and psychoanalysis, national identity, trauma studies, indigenous writing and the intersection of law, literature and political culture.
Professor Boyer's research interests inform his teaching as well in courses that connect the historical and cultural roots of the Americas in the imperial age with modern and contemporary developments.
Professor Boyer is a member of and active participant in the MLA (Modern Language Association), ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association and the ASLCH (Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities). He has served as Articles editor and Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities.
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