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Martin Ward

Acueducto de Segovia
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Lecturer and Supervisor of Spanish Teaching Assistants

I am a Lecturer of Spanish and Supervisor of the Spanish Teaching Assistants.

My research focuses on 20th and 21st-century Latin American Literature. I am interested in the representations of queer figures written before, during, and after Latin American dictatorships and the ways in which they negotiate power, space, and identity in the post-dictatorship era.

I am a faculty advisor for España en Corto - a short film festival held annually in the Spring.

I have served as Coordinator for the Madrid/Barcelona Maymester Program during the Summer 2022 and 2023.

I am the faculty advisor for the Global Brigades - UGA Chapter





Research Interests:

My research was featured on the UGA Graduate School website in June 2019 

Selected Publications:

"Mhoris eMm: 'When queerness is normalized, something else will appear to destabilize it': A Conversation with Martin Ward" Latin American Literature Today 6: May (2018).  Versión en español - ( and in English (

"(Re)escribiendo la heteronormatividad en tiempos de Pinochet: una lectura queer de Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel" Textos híbridos 5: (2016). (


Ph.D University of Georgia, 2019

M.A. University of Tennessee, 2009

B.A. Armstrong State University, 2006

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