Joseph Wager

Ph.D. Student in Iberian & Latin American Cultures, admitted Autumn 2018
Stanford Student Employee, Sociology
B.A., Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley
M.A., Estudios Literarios, Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Bogotá

Joseph Wager (he/his/él) is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. He has been the instructor for “Advanced Spanish Language: Cultural Emphasis" and the First-Year Cycle of Spanish Language (Quarters I, II, III) at Stanford University. Joseph has co-taught “Modern Latin American Literature” with Héctor Hoyos and “The Labor of Diaspora and Border Cultures” with José David Saldívar, in addition to being an assistant for “Migration in 21st Century Latin American Film” with Ximena Briceño and “Introduction to Latin America: Cultural Perspectives” with Nicole Hughes. 

Recent presentations include "The Sound of Wind Farming: Rethinking Clean Energy with Wayuu Cultural Practices" (with Daniel Hernández) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada as well as "Migration and the Sound of Disappearance: Sin señas particulares and Paradigms of Representing desaparecidos" at the UC Mexicanistas annual conference in Irvine, California.

Recent publications include "New Wine, Old Bottles? A Review of Gabriel Gatti's Desaparecidos (2022)" (forthcoming in Human Rights Quarterly) and "¿Cómo es ser una mosca? La ética de la escala en la literatura de Augusto Monterroso."

Joseph has participated in and organized events and discussions, including: the working group Praxis, conversations with lawyers at The Rights Pod, the workshop series Law and Literature in the Global South, and the student-run Caribbean Studies Reading Group. He has worked with Human Rights First and Al Otro Lado, and contributed to the Court Listening Project