Eduardo Febres received his M.A. in Journalism from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina (2011) and his B.A. in Literature from Universidad Central de Venezuela (2006). From 2012 to 2018, he was part of the workers-owned cooperative, Mecha, in Caracas, Venezuela, participating in educational and transmedia projects to facilitate low-income youth access to critical thought and visual communication tools.
Febres’ current research at the University of Notre Dame focuses on the confluence and synchronicity of two phenomena that marked the beginning of the 19th Century in Latin America: the independence revolution against the Spanish empire and exponential growth in the number of printing presses installed in Hispanic America. He analyzes how some of the pioneering editors and revolutionaries, headed by Simón Bolívar, postulated singular notions of the frontier, race, identity, and dialogue with the West in their printed projects that challenge or question some of the fundamental assumptions of the late 19th Century and 20th Century Latin Americanism.
His broader interests include Latin Americanism, Digital Humanities, First Wave of Decolonization, and Interamerican geopolitics in the 19th Century. He is part of the Environmental Humanities Initiative in Notre Dame, and he runs the independent project for an open-access index of Latin American public domain literature, MOREL (http://morel.la).