Office Number: 14N-430
Phone Number: 617-324-8149

Joaquín Terrones

Lecturer II

Joaquín Terrones’s research focuses on contemporary literature and film in the Americas. As a proud alum of the Literature Section, he is thrilled to be back at MIT. His current book project considers the representation of disease in Latin American literature and visual culture during the last two decades of the twentieth century. His other teaching and research interests include race, gender and sexuality in the Americas; hemispheric studies; science fiction and comic books; realism and violence in contemporary Brazilian cinema.

He has also taught expository writing at Harvard University, where the Derek Bok Center has recognized him for the last four year with a Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

Joaquín Terrones holds an S.B. in Literature from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.


Subjects taught the current academic year:

21L.032[J] Afrofuturism, Magical Realism, and Other Otherwise Worlds (Fall 2024)

21L.481[J] HIV/AIDS in American Culture (Fall 2024)

21L.639[J] Globalization and its Discontents: Spanish-speaking Nations (Fall 2024)

Subjects taught in recent years:

21L.019 Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction: Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves (Spring 2024)

21L.504[J] Race and Identity in American Literature: Race and Horror in the Americas (Spring 2024)