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John Beverley is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has taught since 1969. He was a founding member of the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group, and an active participant in the development of the project of cultural studies. His own work has focused on the literary Baroque as a “cultural formation” in Spain and Spanish America, and on the relation between ideology, literature and film, and politics in 20th century Latin America.
He teaches courses regularly at both graduate and undergraduate levels on modern Latin American film. He co-edits, with Sara Castro-Klarén, the University of Pittsburgh Press book series Illuminations: Cultural Formations of the Americas, which has published several books on Latin American film, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals in his field, including boundary 2. He has published or edited some 18 books and over 100 articles. His most recent book is Latinamericanism after 9/11 (Duke UP, 2011), on the relation between cultural theory and politics in contemporary Latin America.