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Dr. Juan Carlos Hernandez Cuevas


I am a native Spanish language professor from Mexico City who has studied Spanish language, cultures and literatures in Mexico, The United States of America, Canada and Spain. Nowadays, I am presently working with what I called “La obra mexicana de Max Aub”. The core of my dissertation has been published by Yale University and El Correo de Euclides as “Los cuentos mexicanos de Max Aub”. My current literary research involves the correspondence between Max Aub and Twentieth-Century Mexican writers.

My Spanish language and research skills are based on several years of experience in a variety of institutions. Among other didactic activities, my educational experience involves Spanish language, literature and culture course design, class co-ordination, curriculum reviews, student assessment, study abroad and other cultural activities; college committees, language interpreting and translation.


Ph.D. in Arts and Letters (summa cum laude 2007). Dissertation: “Los cuentos mexicanos de Max Aub: la recreación del ámbito nacional de México”. Thesis Committee: Dr. Ignacio Soldevila Durante (Recognized as a world leading researcher in this field), Dr. Miguel Ángel Lozano Marco. University of Alicante. Valencia, Spain.

Ph. D. courses in Spanish and Latin American Literature at The University of British Columbia/University of Maryland: Seminario de estudios hispánicos y Literatura Latinoamericana del siglo XX: Dr. Isaac Rubio. Literatura del siglo XVIII: Dr. Antonio Urrello. Ph. D. Thesis: Dr. Isaac Rubio/Literatura colonial: Dr. Virginia Bouvier. Literatura del siglo XIX: Dr. Jorge Aguilar Mora. Modernismo: Dr. José Emilio Pacheco. Literatura española: Dr. José María Naharro Calderón. Literatura centroamericana: Prof. Sergio Ramírez. Estudios transatlánticos: Dr. Phyllis Peres. Fall 1998 to Spring 2003. College Park, Maryland. USA/Vancouver, Canada.

M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature: Latin American and Spanish Literature. Fall 1997. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

B.A. in Arts and Letters. Summer 1995. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Minor in Black Studies. Summer 1995. Portland State University. Portland, Oregon, USA.

B.A. in Elementary Education. Fall 1977. Escuela Nacional de Maestros (National School of Teachers) Mexico City, Mexico.

Research Interests

Spanish and Spanish American Literature


Dr. Juan Carlos Hernández came to Claflin University with a long teaching record.

He has taught Spanish language and culture courses at Emporia State University, The University of British Columbia, Prince George´s Community College, and Portland State University.

Activities and Honors

Editorial Review Board Member. Negritud: Revista de Estudios Afro- Latinoamericanos. (2008). March 2010-present.

Coeditor of Videorevista de Estudios Globales de la Africanía (Videojournal of Africana Global Studies). (2008). 2008-present.

Board Member of the Instituto Mexicano de la Africanía Americana (IMAA) Mexican Institute of Africana Studies. (2008). <>. June 2008-present.

Max Aub Foundation Research Award Recipient 2001-2002. Segorbe, Spain.

Recent Publications

“Ignacio Ramírez: El Nigromante”. Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Oxford University Press, 2016.

“La visión indoafroamericana de Ignacio Ramírez: El Nigromante”. Chapter in the book Interculturalidad y relaciones interétnicas en la afroindoaricanidad. CIALC (Centro de Investigaciones sobre América Latina y el Caribe). UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). Mexico City, 2016.

“El amanuense”. Revista de Curiosidad Cultural 52 (2016). June-July. 2016. <>.

Dr. Juan Carlos Hernandez Cuevas
Dr. Juan Carlos Hernandez Cuevas
Associate Professor of Spanish
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