Dr. Sol Pelaez

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Dr. Sol Pelaez

Associate Professor & Spanish Section Head

1007 Lee Hall




  • Ph.D. in Department of Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo SUNY
  • M.A., University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • B.A. in History (Licenciatura en Historia), UBA
  • B.A. in Professor of High School and Superior Studies, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Joined CMLL in: 

2010, Visiting Assistant Professor; 2011, Assistant Professor


Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st-century Latin American Literature
  • Southern Cone
  • Comparative literature
  • Literary and critical theory, with emphasis on philosophical, political and psychoanalytical approaches
  • Feminisms, violence against women, femicide, non-binary bodies and sexual difference

Teaching Interests

  • Latin American Literature and Culture (canon and beyond)
  • Literary and critical theory
  • World literature
  • Language and Culture
  • Hispanic Women’s writing (specially 20th and 21st Latin American writers)
  • Feminine and non- binary literature
  • Visual art (painting and photography)

Recent Publications


  • Governor’s Emergency Education Response (GEER)/CARES Act. “MSU Support for Online Language Teaching,” US Department of Education. Award $104,683. (Dr. Kelly Moser PI, Sol Pelaez and Karina Zelaya Co-PI)

Other Interests

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Soap opera and Crime T.V series
  • New pandemic hobbies: puzzles and Legos!

Other Languages

  • French (Intermediate level)
  • German (low/intermediate level)


Affiliate Faculty Member of the Gender Studies Program, MSU


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