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Luigi Patruno
Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4244 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-017
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Harvard Univ. (2017)
M.A., Harvard Univ. (2015)
Laurea, Universita del Salento, Italy (2004)

Luigi Patruno is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Language and Culture Studies. His first book Relatos de regreso. Ensayos sobre la obra de Juan José Saer (Beatriz Viterbo, 2015) explores how travel narratives undermine the sense of national identity projected onto the territory imagined as home. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled The Peronist Archive (1943-1955), which studies how, during the Peronist decade in Argentina, depictions of mass assemblies in public spaces and intellectual discourses on “el pueblo” (“the people”) became the ground for political legitimacy, marking a new phase in the hegemonization of the social sphere.

Before coming to Trinity College, he taught courses on Latin American Literature, Romance Studies, and Spanish Language at Harvard University and Università del Salento (Italy). He has also taught Italian Language at the high school level.