Micah McKay

Micah  McKay

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office Hours

Monday, 11:00am-11:50am; Tuesday, 11:00am-11:50am; Wednesday, 11:00am-11:50am; or by appointment


Ph.D. (Spanish), University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A. (Spanish), University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A. (Translation Studies), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.A. (Spanish), Truman State University

Research Interests

  • 20th- and 21st-century Latin American narrative
  • Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities
  • Trash in literature and film

Selected Publications

“The Littered City: Trash and Neoliberal Urban Space in El aireBariloche, and La villa.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 41.3 (2017): 597-620.

“‘Deus, salve a América’: Ignácio de Loyola Brandão’s Zero and the Production of Trash.” Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana 46.2 (2017): 144-60.

“Documenting Jardim Gramacho: Estamira (2004) and Waste Land (2009).” Luso-Brazilian Review 53.2 (2016): 134-52.