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Angel M. Díaz-Dávalos - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Angel M. Díaz-Dávalos

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures - Spanish | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Dr. Díaz-Dávalos is from the border city of Tijuana, México, and holds a Ph.D. from Temple University. His research and teaching interests are focused in the areas of 20th–21st century Mexican Literature and Culture, and U.S.-Mexico Border Studies. His current book project on the spaces and places of modern Mexican violence, challenges the theoretical paradigms of literary narratives and cinema about drug trafficking and U.S.-Mexico trans-border narratives. He has published in academic journals as well as in edited book collections. Prior to joining LMU, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as the Department’s Coordinator of Elementary Spanish. Prof. Díaz-Dávalos’ teaching practices have earned him two ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Awards at Temple and the Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Education (3)

Temple University: Ph.D., Spanish American Literature 2018

Temple University: M.A., Spanish American Literature 2012

University of California, Riverside: B.A., Hispanic Studies 2009


Areas of Expertise (3)

Hispanic Studies

U.S.-Mexico Border Studies

Mexican Literary and Cultural Studies

Accomplishments (3)

Department Teaching Award at the Hispanic and Portuguese Studies Teaching Appreciation Ceremony, Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Pennsylvania


Conference Funding through Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Writing Program Committee at Muhlenberg College


New Course Development Grant, Muhlenberg Center for Teaching and Learning at Muhlenberg College


Languages (2)

  • English
  • Spanish

Event Appearances (1)

The Body Economic: Coloniality and Debt in Latin America

54th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association  Niagara Falls, NY


Articles (3)

Los (no)espacios transnacionales e identidades fronterizas en la narrativa mexicana contemporánea

Transculturación y trans-identidades en la literatura contemporánea mexicana


Inclusión, exclusión y ambivalencia migratoria: Los niños migrantes de Valeria Luiselli

Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos

2021, delayed to 2022

Tales of (Self-)Destruction: Zombies, Soldiers, and Biopolitics in Two Mexican Narco Short Stories

Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos