Javiera Jaque Hidalgo

Javiera Jaque Hidalgo, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Javiera Jaque Hidalgo, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Javiera Jaque Hidalgo, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
127 Major Williams Hall, 220 Stanger St. Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362  |  javieraj@vt.edu

Javiera Jaque is an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech. Her teaching and research incorporate topics such as frontier studies, religious studies, and indigenous migrations in the colonial Latin American period, particularly in the Southern Cone. She has collaborated in three critical editions of colonial manuscripts from the River Plate region, Peru and Chile (16th and 17th centuries). Currently she is working on an edited volume on black and indigenous confraternities that features transregional research on colonial Latin America beyond the Spanish domain to include Brazil in the map of the studied region.

  • Colonial Latin American literature and culture 
  • Border Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Indigenous Migrations
  • Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University in Saint Louis, May 2017 
  • Diploma in Editing and Publications, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, October 2009
  • B.A., Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, July 2008
  • Member, Modern Language Association
  • Member, Latin American Studies Association

Journal Articles

“Performatividad y visualidad del rito entre mapuches y jesuitas en el siglo XVII,” A ContracorrienteUna revista de estudios latinoamericanos,  (Forthcoming). 

“Caminar. Escribir. Mapear. Misioneros jesuitas en los márgenes de Chile,” Revista ProvincianaRevista de literatura y pensamiento, 2. 2019.

“Misiones en territorios periféricos de la colonia española en América: Transformaciones del rito en la guerra de Arauco,” Rocky Mountain Review 68, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 177-194.

“Vicios y virtudes del gobernador: El modelo literario clásico de los retratos o semblanzas en la historia de Góngora Marmolejo.” (Co-authored with Miguel Donoso) Revista Chilena de Literatura 76 (2010): 205-221.

Book Chapters

“Misioneros caminantes en los márgenes del imperio. Siglos XVII y XVIII” in Silvia Tieffemberg, ed., Pensar América desde sus colonias. (Buenos Aires: Biblos., Forthcoming). 

Proyecto de Estudios Indianos (PEI), Universidad del Pacífico (Perú) / GRISO (Grupo de Investigación Siglo de Oro) Universidad de Navarra, http://estudiosindianos.org/en/investigacion/

“Relatos de cautiverio en América colonial. Chile y Río de la Plata.” Universidad de Buenos Aires.

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