Lina Meruane


Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Ph.D. New York University- Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literatures

Areas of Interest: Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Gender Studies & Feminism; Disease Studies; Global & Local Debates; Creative Writing

Course(s) Taught: Latin American Cultures: The Rise of Latin America; Cultural Foundations III: The Arts of Revolution


    Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Novel Prize, Mexico, 2012
    Anna Seghers Literature Prize, Germany, 2011
    National Endowment for the Arts. Literature Fellowship, US, 2010
    John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Literature Fellowship, US, 2004

Teaching Statement: The principle that over the years has guided my teaching activity at all levels is the notion of excellence. Excellence in teaching means setting high standards while creating a dynamic and engaging classroom environment in which students want to push those standards higher and higher; it means creating a learning community in which teacher and students collaborate in the production of interdisciplinary knowledge. The classroom experience is, to me, a interactive process in which we all strive to achieve our highest level.


  • Volverse Palestina/Volvernos Otros. Penguin Random House, Chile, 2014.
  • Contra los Hijos, Tumbona, Mexico, 2014.
  • Viral Voyages: Latin American Aids Fiction and the Crisis of Global Contagion. Palgrave MacMillan, USA & UK, 2014.
  • Volverse Palestina, Literal Publishing, USA, 2013.
  • Viajes Virales: la Crisis del Contagio Global en la Narrativa Latinoamericano. [Viral Voyages: Latin American Aids Fiction and the Crisis of Global Contagion] Fondo de Cultura Económica, Chile, 2012.
  • Un Lugar Donde Caerse Muerta. [A Leg to Stand On] Play. Bilingual edition. Diaz Grez Editors, New York, 2012.
  • Sangre en el Ojo (Novel). Caballo de Troya, Spain; Mondadori, Chile; Eterna Cadencia, Argentina, 2012; Lanzallamas, Costa Rica, 2013; Caja Negra, Perú, 2014. In translation: La Nuova Frontiera, Italy, 2013; Cosac Naify, Brazil, 2015.
  • Fruta Podrida (Novel). Fondo de Cultura Económica, Chile & México, 2007.
  • Póstuma (Novel). Planeta, Chile, 2000 & Oficina do Livro, Portugal, 2001.
  • Cercada (Novel). Cuarto Propio, Chile, 2000.
  • Las Infantas (Short Stories). Planeta, Chile, 2000; Eterna Cadencia, Argentina, 2010.
  • Updated on 02/19/2016