Héctor Hoyos (Ph.D. Romance Studies, Cornell 2008) is an assistant professor of Latin American literature and culture at Stanford University. He was born in Bogotá, where he studied philosophy and literature at the Universidad de los Andes. Hoyos’s research areas include visual culture and critical theory, as well as comparative and philosophical approaches to literature. His work has appeared in several venues, among them Comparative Literature Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Chasqui, and Revista Iberoamericana. His book manuscripts Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel (Columbia UP, 2014) and El deber de la travesura: César Aira y la crítica cultural are forthcoming. The former is the first monographic, theoretical study of Latin American novelistic representations of globalization of its kind.The latter examines a cross-section of the Argentine author's vast oeuvre from the vantage point of cultural critique.
Hoyos chairs Cultural Synchronization and Disjuncture, a multidisciplinary forum for contemporary cultural theory at the crossroads of Latin Americanism and comparatism. He is a Delegate Assembly Representative for the Division Executive Committee on 20th Century Latin American Literature at the MLA, as well as a board member and Secretary for the Colombianists Association. In 2012-2013, he will be a faculty fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.