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J. Andrew Brown

Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs
Professor of Spanish
Professor of Comparative Literature (by courtesy)
Biodiversity Fellow, Living Earth Collaborative
PhD, University of Virginia
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    Professor Brown's research and teaching interests focus on issues of technology, science, global popular culture, and Latin American cultural identity.

    As Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor Brown works closely with chairs and directors on issues of recruitment, retention, tenure and promotion of faculty in Arts & Sciences. He manages external reviews of departments and supports a wide range of initiatives regarding faculty support.

    Professor Brown is an expert on the interrelationships of science, technology and culture in contemporary Latin America and has written widely on these issues, including the monographs Test Tube Envy: Science and Power in Argentine Narrative (Bucknell University Press), Cyborgs in Latin America (Palgrave) and the edited volumes Tecnoescritura: Literatura y tecnología en América latina (Revista Iberoamericana) and Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice (Palgrave). 

    He is currently working on a book that examines the intersections of the weird, horror, and ecoculture in Latin America.

    Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice

    Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice

    Combining work by critics from Latin America, the USA, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.

    Cyborgs in Latin America

    Cyborgs in Latin America

    Cyborgs in Latin America explores the ways cultural expression in Latin America has grappled with the changing relationships between technology and human identity.