Hernán Manuel  García

Hernán Manuel García

Assistant Professor of Spanish


 Manoogian Hall 319

Hernán Manuel García

Hernán Manuel García earned his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas in 2011. At WSU he is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of CMLLC where he teaches courses in contemporary Mexican literary, film and cultural studies. Before joining the faculty at WSU he was Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  •  Dr. García’s main area of teaching and research is contemporary Mexican literary, film and cultural studies.


Dr. García's current book project studies how users of technology in Mexican cyberpunk narrative, film and performance offer a singular insight to analyze technology as power since hackers draw all their knowledge, strategies and tools from the system in which they operate. The study proposes the hacker character as a metaphor to illustrate the contradictions between high-tech modernity and underdevelopment in Mexico during the so-called information age.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • Ph.D. University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. August, 2011.
  • M.A. San Diego State University, San Diego, California. December 2001.
  • B.A. San Diego Sate University. San Diego, California. December 1998.

Awards and Grants

  •  Dr. García is a 2016-2017 WSU Humanities Center Faculty Fellow.

Selected Publications

 “Carne eres y en máquina te convertirás: El cuerpo post-humano en La primera calle de la soledad de Gerardo H. Porcayo”. Polifonía Scholarly Journal. 4.1 (2014): 4-24.

“Tecnociencia y cibercultura en México: Hackers en el cuento cyberpunk mexicano.” Revista Iberoamericana LXXVIII.238-239 (Enero-Junio 2012): 329-348.

“Hacia una poética de la tecnología periférica: Post-cyberpunk y picaresca 2.0 en Sleep dealer de Alex Rivera” (Forthcoming in Revista Iberoamericana).


Currently Teaching

  • SPA 5560: Latin American Culture and its Traditions.

    SPA 8610: La Nueva Novela Histórica Latinoamericana.

Courses taught

 Winter 2016.
SPA 5560: Spanish-American Culture and their Traditions.
SPA 6690: Novel and Cinema of the Mexican Revolution.

Fall 2016.
SPA 3050: Spanish for the Health Care Professions.
SPA 3300: Readings in Hispanic Literature and Culture.