Martin Oliver Carrion,Ph.D.
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Locations: Moscow
Department of Modern Languages & Cultures
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Coordinator of the Program in Latin American Studies
With UI Since 2011
2002 - B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, International Relations and Economics (Latin America)
2002 - Post-Graduate Diploma, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (African Studies)
2003 - M.P.P., The Johns Hopkins University, Institute for Policy Studies (Public Policy and Civil Society Studies)
2010 - Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University (Latin American Culture and Literature)
Pre-Columbian and Colonial Andes,Modern Latin American Literature, Literary Theory, Musicology, and Latino Studies
Dr. Carrion was born in La Paz, Bolivia and grew-up in Maryland. He lived and studied abroad in Peru, Italy, and Senegal. Before entering graduate school, he worked for the Immigration Department of Catholic Charities, the Montgomery County Labor Department, the Office of Congressman Luis Gutierrez, the US State Department, and the International Youth Foundation.
He is currently working on a book-length project on how the city of Cuzco (ancient capital of the Inkas) in the 17th century, after having endured and assimilated the destruction which conquest brought, become an important space in which Andean forms of knowledge and arts saw a renaissance.
Dr Carrion's main research focuses on interdisciplinary readings of Andean and Mexican colonial texts, cultural productions, transatlantic studies, post-colonial studies, and Latino Studies.
- Project for Greater Baltimore Initiative,Baltimore, Maryland: taught a service learning course at the Johns Hopkins University on Latino Studies. Paired students with non-profit agencies in the Baltimore-Washington area that provided legal, medical, and language services to the Latino/a population in the area.
He was the recipient of the following awards, fellowships and grants: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fellowship (2000); The United States Department of State Summer Fellowship to work at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal (2001); the Jennie M. Forehand Fellowship to continue graduate studies in Maryland (2003); the Kenan Technology Fellowship (2004) to develop online courses in Spanish; a Boston University Fellowship to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar on Transatlantic Studies (2004); a John Carter Brown Fellowship (2007) to conduct research on early American prints; an appointment as Associate Researcher of the Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian (2007); and a Partnership of Greater Baltimore to teach a Latino Studies course with a community service focus (2008). In 2009, he was honored with the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award.