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Mac Wilson

Assistant Professor
Spanish and Portuguese

3142 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Mac did his doctoral work at Rutgers University where he specialized in ecopoetry from Spanish America. His scholarly interests include ecocriticism, visual culture, poetry, and southern cone culture and literature. Originally from Eden, Utah, Mac graduated from BYU with a BA in Latin American studies with a double major in horticulture. He later graduated with an MA in Spanish from BYU, and a PHD in Spanish from Rutgers. Formally a professional arborist, Mac worked as an arborist at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and still enjoys looking at and occasionally climbing up trees. Currently, Mac live with his wife, Priscila, and their five children in Provo.

Research Interests

20th and 21st century Spanish American literature and culture; Southern Cone literature and culture; Ecocriticism; Poetry; Visual culture; Regional literature; Environmental Humanities

Teaching Interests

20th and 21st century Spanish American literature and culture; Southern Cone literature and culture; Ecocriticism; Poetry; Visual culture; Regional literature; Environmental Humanities

Education

  • MA, Spanish , Brigham Young University (2008)
  • BA , Latin American Studies , Double Major in Horticulture, Brigham Young University (2005)

Memberships

  • LASA (Latin American Studies Association) (2014 - Present)
  • Association of the Study of Literature and Environment (2013 - Present)

Courses Taught

Presentations

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