Eduardo K. Díaz

A photo of Eduardo K. Díaz
E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4334


  • M.A. Spanish Literature, University of California, Los Angeles (2019) 
  • B.A. Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles (2016)


I’m interested in XIX and early-mid XX century Mexican literature. I’m specifically interested in rural narratives within folklore, folktales, and rural literary production in Western Mexico during the Cristero War period. I especially love horror, macabre, and paranormal folktales and novels in relation to rurality. I’m also interested in how sexuality and gender is explored through rural environments in literature. I want to focus my research on rural communities in Jalisco, Mexico and, more generally, Western Mexico.


  • “Masculinidad, antisemitismo y nación en María de Jorge Isaacs”. Mester, 47(1), 2018.


  • “¡Con qué Mambelle, Mambello, oh!” Lydia Cabrera y los orígenes afrocubanos en Cuentos negros de Cuba. Latin American Studies Association. Guadalajara, Mexico. May 13, 2020. Selected presentation.