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Dr Jorge Sarasola Herrera

Jorge Sarasola HerreraTeaching Fellow

Email: jorge dot sarasola-herrera at warwick dot ac dot uk

Fourth Floor, Faculty of Arts Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Jorge is a Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies at Warwick University since September 2022. Previously, he taught Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of St Andrews (2019-2022), where he completed his doctorate. Before that, he worked in his home country as Assistant Lecturer in Philosophy at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay and as a primary school English language teacher. Jorge is also a regular columnist for the Uruguayan radio show, No Toquen Nada (Radio del Sol).

Research interests

Jorge's doctoral thesis, entitled 'The Black River Plate: Race, History, and Cultural Memory in Uruguayan and Argentine Fiction, 2001-2021', examined the rise in contemporary historical fiction about the black past of the River Plate region. Framed through the lens of memory studies, these novels were analysed against the backdrop of the Bicentenary celebrations in Argentina (2010) and Uruguay (2011), which acted as catalysts for a reconfiguration of this racial outlook through reinterpretations of the nations’ histories.

General interests:

  • Afro-Latin American literature and history
  • The Latin American historical novel
  • Memory Studies
  • Uruguayan and Argentine fiction
  • Intersections between philosophy and literature
  • Comparative Literature in Latin America



  • Associate Fellow at the HEA
  • PhD in Hispanic Studies at the University of St Andrews (2018-2022). Funded by the Wolfson Foundation.
  • MA Erasmus Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives - Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, University of Sheffield, Universitá di Bergamo (2016-2018). Funded by the European Commission.
  • BA in Philosophy & Comparative Literature at the University of St Andrews (2011-2015). Funded by Banco Santander.

Office hours

Tuesdays 17:00-18:00

Fridays 14:00-15:00

Please email if you wish to attend, other times might be available.


HP103: Language, Text, and Identity in the Hispanic World

HP104: Icons and Representations of the Hispanic World

HP201: Modern Spanish Language Advanced II

HP301: Modern Spanish Language III