José Juan Colín

Associate Professor, 20th & 21st Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures

780 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019-2038

Kaufman Hall 210

(405) 325-1409



After completing his Ph.D studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuerquerque, Professor Colín came to teach Spanish as an ABD at the University of Oklahoma in 1999 (Ph.D. received in 2003) and he is now an Associate Professor teaching Latin American 20th and 21st Centuries Literatures and Cultures. He has published the books, Los cuentos de Sergio Ramirez (2004) and Sergio Ramírez: acercamiento crítico a sus novelas (2013.) The first book being an analytical aproach to the short stories of the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez Mercado; the second one deals with his novels. He has also two other book projects going on. One is a study of the novels of Salvadoran writer Horacio Castellanos Moya. The other is a critical perspective on the "Literatura de la onda" in México. His field of expertise is the Latin-American Literature and Culture of the 20th & 21st Century focusing primarily in the social struggle literature that flourished in the 1950's, 60's and 70's all over Latin America. Born and raised in Mexico City, Professor Colín has a deep love for his country and culture and enjoys very much teaching it. He has written, presented and published several articles and essays on contemporary Central American, Mexican and Caribbean writers as well as those of South America.