Javier Uriarte

is Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University. He is the author of The Desertmakers: Travel, War, and the State in Latin America (Routledge, 2020), and the co-editor of Entre el humo y la niebla: Guerra y cultura en América Latina (2016) and Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon (2019). He specializes in Latin American culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. His research interests include travel narratives, spatial imagination in Latin America, theories of space and place, the Amazon, war and representation, and environmental humanities.