Enrique Macari, PhD
2023 B2F Scholar
Enrique Macari received his BA in Spanish Language and Literatures from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, campus Monterrey, in 2013 and his PhD in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies from the University of Chicago in 2022. His current research project, “Aesthetic Matters: Humanism, Literature and Education in 20th-century Mexico,” explores the relations between Mexican literature and the formation of the Mexican system of public education, from the last decades of the 19th-century to the 1940s. Other interests include the 19th- and 20th-century Spanish American essay, modern aesthetic theory written in Spanish on both sides of the Atlantic, the history of literary criticism and theory in Spanish America, the institutional history of Hispanic Studies and the Romance Languages in the United States, and the Latin American short story. His literary criticism has appeared in Letras Libres and Criticismo.