Post Doctoral Fellow
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Phone: (865) 970-7073
Enrique Chacón specializes in Mexican literature and culture from the second half of the 20th century to the present, in his dissertation entitled Juan García Ponce, "el místico sin fe," hacia una reinterpretación de su itinerario intelectual. Chacón analyzes how García Ponce reflects the intellectual life of Mexico during the 60s; this work involves the analysis of social movements in Mexico and the phenomenon of violence.
The central question of his current reseach is: how do intellectuals depict violence? Using works like García Ponce's novel Crónica de la intervención, or Carlos Montemayor's Guerra en el paraíso and other cultural products such as music and films, he is tracing a genealogy of violence in Mexican contemporary culture.
Chacón received an M.A. in Mexican Literature from the Autonomous University of Puebla, México in 2009 and a Ph.D. in Hispanic and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.