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José Ignacio Carvajal Regidor

Assistant Professor

Ignacio Carvajal (he/they), PhD (University of Texas at Austin) 

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature

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Ignacio Carvajal obtained a PhD in Latin American Literatures and Cultures from the University of Texas at Austin. Their research interests include Indigenous responses to colonialism and evangelization during the early colonial period; pedagogical approaches to Indigenous language learning (especially K’iche’); Central American literatures and cultures; Poetry; Translation, and Digital Humanities. He also writes and translates poetry.

Selected Publications

  1. Carvajal Regidor, Ignacio, María Paz Carvajal Regidor, Marta Elena Carvajal Regidor, Mónica Carvajal Regidor. “Many Central America(n)s: Language, Culture, and Pedagogical Approaches through the films Ixcanul (Guatemala 2015) and El Regreso (Costa Rica 2012).” in Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context, Edited by Gloria Chacón and Mónica Albizures. The Modern Language Association of America, 2022, p. 101-111.
  2. Carvajal Regidor, Ignacio. “From Ajawarem to Jurisdicción: Establishing Authority over People and Territory in the Highlands of Guatemala During the Sixteenth Century.” The Latin Americanist, vol. 65, no. 3, 2021, p. 321-346.
  3. Carvajal Regidor, Ignacio. “Exaggerate the Light to Say the Darknesses Dispelled: Reducción and the Dominican order in Antonio de Remesal’s Historia general.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, vol. 23, 2019, p 53-72.


  1. allow – a litany. La Resistencia Press, 2021.
  2. Plegarias. El Suri Porfiado Ediciones; University of Houston & Casa Cultural de las Américas. 2019. 1st Place, Poetic Bridges Continental Contest.
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