Fernando Sanchez

Professor of Spanish

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About Fernando Sanchez

Fernando Fabio Sanchez specializes in Latin American literature, culture, and film, with an emphasis on post-colonial Mexico. He teaches courses in these areas, related subjects, and Spanish language. His research focuses on the interplay between modernity and modes of representation in literature, photography, film, and mass media.

He published Artful Assasins: Murder as Art in Modern Mexico (Vanderbilt University Press, 2010). This study offers a panoramic overview of the evolution of 20th-centurey Mexican arts and letters, nationalism, and the idea of modernity in Mexico by studying murder and assassination as literary and cinematographic motifs. He co-edited La luz y la guerra: el cine de la Revolucion Mexicana (Light and War: The Cinema of the Mexican Revolution) (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 2010), a collection of critical essays that analyzes the representation of the Mexican war of 1910 on the films produced throughout 1911-2011. Professor Sanchez has also published fiction and poetry.



  • Ph.D., (2006)
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder (2000)
  • B.A., Universidad La Salle, Mexico (1995)

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