Hernán Feldman

Associate Professor in Spanish

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Office: 511N Callaway Center

Phone: 404-727-6529

Email: hfeldma@emory.edu


Professor Feldman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent most of his formative years in the surroundings of the Mercado de Abasto at the time when one could still play football on cobblestoned streets, listen to a guitar duo playing a milonga at run-down liquor stores, or see Luca Prodan walk right by your doorstep. Although this experience accounts for what he considers to be his most valuable education, he somehow managed to receive his teaching certificate at the Escuela Normal de Profesores Mariano Acosta, his law degree at the Facultad de Derecho (UBA), and his Masters degree in Comparative Law at Indiana University. After practicing law for a few years, he discovered that he could no longer afford to waste away the only life he had. As a result, he proceeded to obtain his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish Literature at Indiana University. His research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Río de la Plata literature, critical legal studies, deconstruction and political theory, comics and film, tango, blues, and heavy metal music. He has published articles in journals such as Latin American Theatre Review and Revista Iberoamericana, and is currently working on a book project devoted to the political maneuvers through which the Argentine state produced multiple enemies in the period between 1876 and 1930.