Catalina Balbontin





  • Ph.D. in Modern Languages & Literatures, Spanish track



  • -MA Gender, Culture Studies, Universidad de Chile Santiago de Chile, 2008

    -BA Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Santiago de Chile, 2001


Research Interests

  • 20th and 21th centuries Latin American cultural production, literature and music; the process of subjectivation from a power relationships viewpoint, and how that works through discourses upon subjectivity (identity and body perceptions).



  • Studying at Modern Languages and Literatures program at UM it has been a very enriching experience.  This program, even when it is a literature one, it has allowed a very interdisciplinary approach to different themes.  Professors are willing to discuss different topics and to help when you want to learn more about things that are not already included in the class.  Classmates are also interesting people since we have different backgrounds – fields of previous studies, interests, languages, origin countries.  All that has enriched my own learning process at UM.