Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee – University of California, Berkeley (CA, USA)

Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee is a Ph.D candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literatures. When he’s not theorizing surfing, his research focuses on colonial Latin American satire and Early Modern economic thought, with secondary interests in illustration, print production, and costumbrismo. Analyzing the transatlantic publication and circulation of colonial Latin American literary and visual satire, his dissertation research focuses on the intersections of satirical production (1598-1797), Early Modern globalization, and economic thought.

His research has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Bancroft Library, the Teagle Foundation, and the University of California. His recent academic articles focus on surfing’s relationship to nationalism and decolonization in Peru and Latin America; satire, book illustration, and political critique; satire and the colonial economy; and the conquest campaigns of Diego de Vargas Zapata Luján Ponce de León. He is the editor of a recent volume on satire in colonial Latin America (Iberoamericana/Vervuert 2015) and the translator of several scholarly articles.

DZHS bottom turn - 2014-2015
The clear product of reading too much: barrel dodging.

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Recent Publications:

“Barcos y cuerpos en un ‘mar de miserias’: Economía colonial y sustitución semántica en Mateo Rosas de Oquendo.” in III Jornadas Coloniales (título provisional). Eds. Ángela Helmer y Jimena Rodríguez. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, in process 2015.

“You Have the Right to Surf: Riding Waves of Decolonization, Modernity, and Nationalism in Peru” in Sports and Nationalism in Latin/o America. Eds. Robert McKee Irwin, Hector L’Hoeste Fernández, and Juan Poblete. New York: Palgrave, 2015.

Ilustrando la república a través de la sátira colonial: Ignacio Merino y la reconfiguración de Lima por dentro y fuera.” in Estudios de sátira hispanoamericana colonial & Estudos da sátira do Brasil-Colônia:“de estranhos casos que jamais pintaram” a “despoblados extensos.” Eds. Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee and Eduardo Viana da Silva. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert. 2015.

Estudios de sátira hispanoamericana colonial & Estudos da sátira do Brasil-Colônia:“de estranhos casos que jamais pintaram” a “despoblados extensos.” Eds. Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee and Eduardo Viana da Silva. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2015.

Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, Northern California.
Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, Northern California.