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Ericka Beckman

Associate Professor of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE; Affiliated Faculty of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
(Associate Professor) of LAS Global Studies

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

19th- and 20th- century Latin American literature and culture, literature and economics, Marxism and critical theory, 19th-century state formation, colonialism and neo-colonialism,


  • PhD, Stanford (2005)



  • Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • "Fiction and Fictitious Capital in Julian Martel's _La bolsa_." Hispanic Review 81.1 (2013): 17-39.
  • Beckman, Ericka. ""An Oil Well Named Macondo: Latin American Literature in the Time of Global Capital"." PMLA 127.1 (2012): 145-151.
  • Beckman, Ericka. ""The Creolization of Imperial Reason: Chilean State Racism in the War of the Pacific"." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 18.1 (2009): 73-90.
  • Beckman, Ericka. ""Bedouins and Troubadours on the Pampa: Orientalism and Medievalism in Sarmiento's Facundo"." Chasqui (2009):
  • Beckman, Ericka. ""Sujetos insolventes: José Asunción Silva y la economía transatlántica del lujo"." Revista Iberoamericana 75.228 (2009): 757-772.
  • Beckman, Ericka. ""False Representations: José Martí and the Culture of Advertising"." Revista Hispánica Moderna 61.1 (2008): 19-35.
  • Alvarez, Sonia , Elizabeth J. Friedman, Ericka Beckman, Maylei Blackwell, Norma Chinchilla, Nathalie Lebon, Marysa Navarro, and Marcela Ríos Tobar. ""Encountering Latin American Feminisms"." Signs 28.2 (2003): 537-580.