Eduardo K. Díaz

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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.


  • “Traumas en los campos de Jalisco: Las mujeres de Rulfo en Pedro Páramo”. Lecture. Literature in Historical Context. UCLA. February 10, 2021. Selected presentation. 
  • “La raíz en que emana: Federico García Lorca”, Invited Guest Lecture, Literary Masterpieces of Spain, CSULB, November 24, 2020. Selected presentation. 
  • “¡Con qué Mambelle, Mambelle, oh!” Lydia Cabrera y los orígenes afrocubanos en Cuentos negros de Cuba. Latin American Studies Association. Guadalajara, Mexico. May 13, 2020. Selected presentation. 
  • “Los traumas del llano: La guerra cristera en El llano en llamas de Juan Rulfo”. Symposium Presentation. Symposium on Trauma, Memory, and Justice in Central American and Mexican Culture. UCLA. March 18, 2018