Zac Zimmer

TitleAssistant Professor of Literature
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLiterature Department
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Chicano Latino Research Center
Phone831-459-2701 (office)
Email,
Office528 Humanities 1
Office HoursFall 2017: Tues 14:00-15:00; Wed 13:00-14:00
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Zac Zimmer

Research Interests

Latin American literature and cultural studies; contemporary-colonial comparison; hemispheric studies; science fiction; science and technology in society; aesthetics and politics; digital humanities; indigenous studies; translation; intellectual property

Biography, Education and Training

Zac Zimmer received his PhD from the Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University. His research explores questions of literature, aesthetics, politics, and technology in Latin America.


His current project, tentatively titled First Contact, is a comparative study of Latin American science fiction and narratives of the sixteenth century conquest of the Americas. Previous publications on contemporary Argentine literature, utopia, post-apocalyptic fiction, and the commons have appeared in The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Latin American Research Review, Chasqui, Modern Language Notes, and Revista Otra Parte.