Nicolás Sánchez

Doctoral Candidate in Latin American Studies, Romance Studies

Fellowship Year(s)

  • 2017-2018

Nicolás Sánchez is a doctoral candidate in Latin American Studies at Duke University. His research and professional interests include the relationship between literature and political economy in Latin America, Postcolonial and Marxist Theory, and teaching as a tool for developing critical thinking. He has taught different language levels of Spanish at Duke and has been a teaching assistant for the class Identity and Linguistic Rights in the Americas.

Nicolás graduated from the University of the Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) with a BS in Operations Research (2007) and a BA in Literature (2010). He holds Master’s degrees in Comparative Literature from the University Paris-Sorbonne (2012) and in Cultural Studies from the University of the Andes (2014). He has been the recipient of the Academic Excellence Fellowship (Universidad of the Andes), the University Scholars Fellowship (Duke University), and the James B. Duke Fellowship (Duke University).

He is currently working on a critical history of the development of a credit economy in Colombia from an interdisciplinary perspective that emphasizes the relationship between imaginative discourses and financial instruments. As a Bacca fellow, Nicolás will work with professor Liliana Paredes and the students from her class on linguistic rights on the enhancement of a website devoted to questions of language contact, bilingualism, and endangered languages focusing on issues of social injustices (linguicism) and human rights. The website intends to be a platform for the dissemination of knowledge about and on indigenous languages in the hemisphere and engagement with the broader public beyond the academic community.

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