Miguel Rivera-Taupier, a native of Lima, Peru, received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, with a dissertation examining Latin American detective fiction. He studied how a literary genre born in the US and developed in England, very deeply connected to the modern urban experience, was received and adapted to Latin American cities and megalopolises. He has published papers on contemporary and 19th century Latin American literature. His current research focuses on the representation of the megalopolises in contemporary fiction. Dr. Rivera-Taupier is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at F&M and teaches both language and literature courses.
B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima, Perú (1994); M.A., Tulane University (2005); Ph.D., University of Virginia (2010).