Mauricio Pulecio

Phone: (603) 862-4005
Office: Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Murkland Hall Rm 210G, Durham, NH 03824
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Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Dr. Pulecio obtained his M.A and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic languages and literatures from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Doctoral certificate in gender, sexuality and women’s studies. His interdisciplinary work addresses legal studies, literature and cultural studies. His dissertation “Polymorphous and Iterable: Sinners, Diseased and Criminals within the Cuban, Colombian and Puerto Rican Law and Literature” explores the ways in which queer/LGBT subjects were depicted across literature and arts while anti-sodomy laws were valid in the Caribbean. His work has been published in Revista Iberoamericana, Cuadernos del Hipogrifo, and Chasqui, among other interdisciplinary peer reviewed journals.


  • Ph.D., Hispanic Languages &Literature, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Philosophy, Pontifical Javeriana University
  • M.A., Hispanic Languages &Literature, University of Pittsburgh
  • LLB, Law, National University of Colombia

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Caribbean literature
  • Contemporary Latin American literature
  • Critical race theory
  • Cultures
  • Ethics
  • Gender
  • Law and literature/critical legal studies
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Queer theory
  • Sexuality
  • Spanish language
  • Subaltern studies
  • Women's Studies

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 403: Review of Spanish
  • SPAN 503: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 797: Top/Law & Lit:Gend Race & Ethn

Selected Publications

Pulecio-Pulgarin, J. (2016). Al cuidado de las mucamas: la ética en la literatura sobre ayas negras colombianas. Cuadernos del Hipogrifo, 6(II), 138-152. Retrieved from

Pulecio-Pulgarin, J. (2012). Violencias de género y derechos humanos. Expeditio, (10), 6-23. Retrieved from

Pulecio-Pulgarin, J. (2011). Judith Butler: una filosofía para habitar el mundo. Universitas Philosophica, 57(28), 61-85. Retrieved from

Pulecio, M. (n.d.). Cuando Oliver se dio un beso con otro niño, con su mejor amigo, Dick: lenguajes literarios y lenguajes violentos dirigidos a jóvenes LGBTQ en el sistema escolar. Revista CS, 17-39. doi:10.18046/recs.i15.1986