Luis Duno Gottberg

I serve as the Lee Hage Jamail Professor of Latin American Studies at the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures at Rice University. My research and teaching interests focus 19 th., 20 th, and 21st. Century Caribbean Culture, with emphasis on Race and Ethnicity, Politics, Violence and Visual Culture.

Education & Professional Experience

Professor of Film and Caribbean Studies, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, MS-34, Rice University.


  • Caribbean literature and culture of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century.
  • Latin American film; Literary and Cultural Theory; Race and Ethnicity; Politics and Violence.


  • PhD, Latin American Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2000.
  • Doctoral Certificate in Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2001.
  • MA, Latin American Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 1996 (High Honors).
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1999.
  • BA, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1994 (Summa Cum Laude).


  • Professor, Rice University 2019- Currently.
  • Associate Professor, Rice University, 2008-2019.
  • Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, 2006-2008.
  • Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, 2003-2006.
  • Profesor Agregado, Universidad. Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, 2002-2003.
  • Profesor Asociado, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, 2000-2002.
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 1997-1999.
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 1995-1997.


  • Baker College Magister, Rice University, 2017- currently.
  • Department Chair, Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, Rice University 2016 – 2020.
  • Duncan College Master, Rice University, 2009-2015.
  • Director of Caribbean & Latin American Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 2005-2008.
  • Head of Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University, 2005-2007.

In the Path of Disaster(s) conference | Fourth Session, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021


One my most beloved side projects