Felipe Gómez-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Felipe Gómez

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish, Modern Languages

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: Baker Hall 125E
Phone: 412.268.5149


Felipe Gómez was born in Brazil and grew up in Colombia, where he earned a licenciatura (BA) in Literature from Universidad de los Andes in 1998. He received his PhD in Spanish language and literatures from The University of Michigan in 2004 with the mystery novel/dissertation "Misterio regio: contracultura y el cadáver de Caicedo" (Regal Mystery: Counterculture and Caicedo's Corpse), directed by Santiago Colás. Excerpts from Felipe's dissertation have been presented at academic conferences and published in US and Colombian journals. His other publications include works of poetry and fiction in both Spanish and English, and translations into Spanish of US-based academic works.

Felipe started teaching in 1992, when he taught grades 1-5 in a public school serving a rural Colombian jungle community, as part of a university outreach program. After teaching English as a Foreign Language in both Colombia and Argentina, Felipe now specializes in teaching Hispanic language, literature and culture at the university level. He was certified as a Michigan Teaching Fellow in 2003.

Felipe's interests encompass Latin American and Caribbean literature, film, and popular music from the late 20th-century, especially the interdisciplinary production of countercultural movements in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico in the 1960s-1980s. His interests also include the cycles of political violence and impunity in 20th century Latin American history as presented in its literature and popular culture.