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Héctor Melo Ruiz

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Spanish

Education & Professional History

Universidad Pedagogica Nacional de Colombia, BA; Universidad de Los Andes, MA; University of Notre Dame, PhD

Héctor A Melo Ruiz (Ph.D from The University of Notre Dame) is a specialist in Latin American Literature. His area of expertise is 20th-and 21st-century Latin American Narrative. He is currently writing a book about the cultural representation of riots. His research and teaching interests are violence, race, and intellectuals. He teaches courses on labor, contemporary narrative, and urban unrest.


At Carleton since 2021.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Modern Languages Association (MLA); Latin American Studies Association (LASA); Asociación de Colombianistas

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish
  • Winter 2022
    SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish
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    SPAN 319: Works on Work: Films and Literature on Labor in Latin America
  • Spring 2022
    SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish
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    SPAN 220: Racism, Immigration, and Gender in Contemporary Latin American Narrative
  • Fall 2022
    SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish
  • Winter 2023
    SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish
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    SPAN 385: Riots, Rebellions & Revolution
  • Spring 2023
    LTAM 400: Integrative Exercise
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    SPAN 218: Introduction to Latin American Cinema