Alonso Burgos

Comparative Literature

Research Interests: Mexico in the 20th and 21st centuries, Violence and Representation, Literary Realism, Documentation and the Archive, Theories of the Contemporary, Memory Studies, State and Nation.

Alonso is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature working on the forms of realism and the methods of documentation in Mexican narrative literature at three critical historical junctures in the last century: The Mexican Revolution, the Dirty War and the currently ongoing "War against Drugs".