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Mauricio Pulecio

Senior Lecturer
Phone: (603) 862-4005
Office: Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Murkland Hall Rm 210G, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

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 A Contracorriente, Revista Iberoamericana, Cuadernos del Hipogrifo, among other interdisciplinary peer reviewed journals.

Courses Taught

  • LLC 595: Language Practicum
  • SPAN 401: Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 402: Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 503: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 504: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 526: Intro to Latin American Cult
  • SPAN 631: Adv Conversation&Compositn I
  • WS 505: Survey/Gender &Sexuality in LA


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

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Caribbean literature
  • Critical race theory
  • Law and literature/critical legal studies
  • Migration
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Queer theory
  • Sexuality
  • Spanish language
  • Women's Studies

Selected Publications

  • Pulecio, M. (2017). Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui. The Avowal of Difference: Queer Latino American Narratives. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2014.. Revista Iberoamericana, 0(258), 231-236. doi:10.5195/reviberoamer.2017.7463