Former Kellogg Doctoral Affiliate Hector Melo Ruiz (PhD 2018, pictured, left), who completed his doctoral dissertation under the direction of Kellogg Faculty Fellow Carlos A. Jauregui (pictured, right) has secured a tenure track position as assistant professor of Spanish at the prestigious Carleton College, one of the highest ranked liberal arts schools in the country.
Melo Ruiz is a specialist in Latin American literature, with particular expertise in 20th-and 21st-century Latin American narrative. He currently is writing a book about the cultural representation of riots. His research and teaching broadly focus on violence, race, and intellectuals, with a special interest in Cuban cinema and the historical novel, as well as early modern and colonial literature. He teaches courses on labor, contemporary narrative, and urban unrest.