Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado is the Jarvis Thurston and Mona van Duyn Professor in Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on Mexican cultural institutions with a focus on literature, cinema, and gastronomy. He is the author of seven books including Strategic Occidentalism: On Mexican Fiction, the Neoliberal Book Market, and the Question of World Literature (2018) and Screening Neoliberalism: Transforming Mexican Cinema, 1988–2012 (2014), and editor, most recently, of Mexican Literature as World Literature (2021). Sánchez Prado serves as editor of two book series: Latin American Cinema at SUNY Press and Critical Mexican Studies at Vanderbilt University Press. He was the Kluge Chair for the Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress in the summer of 2021.


Authored Essays

Defined by Paradox: The Humanities in Mexico


Authored Case Studies