About Gustavo Fares

Professor at Lawrence University
Spanish Department
Latin American Studies Program


Ph.D. in Latin American Literature. University of Pittsburgh. 1989.
Ph.D. Certificate in Cultural Studies. University of Pittsburgh.1989.
Certificate in Latin American Studies. University of Pittsburgh. 1988.
MA in Foreign Languages and Literature. West Virginia University, 1986.
MA in Visual Arts. Painting and Printmaking. West Virginia University. 1986.
J.D.Law Degree. Universidad de Buenos Aires. 1983.

Fares’ topics of research include Latin American cultural studies, legal studies, visual arts, and border studies.  He is the author of five books, among them, Domingo F. Sarmiento’s Argirópolis. A Critical Translation (New York: Palgrave, 2021), La inmensa minoría. Latino@s en Estados Unidos y las identidades posicionales (Buenos Aires: Dunken, 2014), Contemporary Argentinean Women WritersA Critical Anthology (Florida: U. P. of Florida Press, 1998, with E. Hermann), and Imagining Comala. The Space in Juan Rulfo’s Works (New York: Peter Lang, 1991) (in Spanish).  In 2004 he was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina. Dr. Fares was also a Fulbright Specialist scholar (2015-2022). He has worked with the College Board (1998-present) as reader, member and chairperson of the AP Development Spanish Language and Literature Committee, Chief Reader (2010-13), and AP consultant.


Gustavo Fares, Ph.D.
Lawrence University
711 East Boldt Way
Appleton, WI  54911
Phone: (920) 832-6691
Fax: (920) 832-6944