Vicente Lecuna

Position
Visiting Associate Research Scholar (March 2019)
Phone
Office
336 Burr Hall
Bio/Description

VICENTE LECUNA (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh) is Associate Professor at the Literature Department at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and the Executive President of the Board of Prodiseño at the School of Visual Communication. He is the author of La ciudad Letrada en el planeta electrónico (1999) and co-author of Laberintos del poder(2006), and Lenguajes de la crítica. His work focuses on a wide range of topics from populism and violence to urban design and contemporary narrative in Latin America. He is a founding member of the Anormales del arte y la Literatura, a research group with researchers from the Universidad de los Andes, the Universidad Simón Bolívar, and the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has been visiting professor at the Universidad de Los Andes and Rice University. In 2015 he was appointed Cisneros Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Centre for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and in 2018 he was Cogut Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University. Since 2015 Lecuna has been studying the spatial logics of urban politics, specifically in the architecture of Caracas in the 1970's, focusing on the cultural, literary, and media representations of Parque Central.