Rodrigo Viqueira is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Studies, also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies. He earned a B.A. in Literature from the Instituto de Profesores Artigas and an M.A. in Latin American Literature from the Universidad de la República of Uruguay. His areas of research include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Southern Cone and Brazilian literature and culture, in topics such as popular culture, media, ethnicity and history of intellectuals. He has participated at international conferences and has published articles and book chapters about the work of Mário de Andrade, Ildefonso Pereda Valdés and about early 20th-century Afro-Uruguayan intellectuals and press. This year he has published his first book, entitled Negrismo, vanguardia y folklore. Representación de los afrodescendientes en la obra de Ildefonso Pereda Valdés (Rebeca Linke Editoras, 2019).