Sergio Rivera-Ayala's research focuses on Colonial Latin American Literatures and Cultural Production, transatlantic studies, and Post-Colonial Theory with emphasis on Mexico. His work has been published in journals such as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Revista Iberoamericana and Literatura mexicana, and in several book chapters. He is the author of the book, El discurso colonial en textos novohispanos: espacio, cuerpo y poder (Tamesis, 2009), where he explores the relationship of body and space as a continuum of colonial discursive practices and strategic representations, focusing on the construction of identity, and the definitions of physical and cultural frontiers. His current work examines the discourse of violence and imperial masculinities in the narrative of the conquest of Mexico; and on the history and identity in Eighteenth-Century Mexico, a period of intense globalization and constant transatlantic cultural exchange. This project aims at providing a description and analysis of the structures of knowledge that accompanied the rise of colonialist and anti-colonialist ideologies during the Enlightenment.
• Ph.D Syracuse University (1998)
• Licenciatura Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (1988).