Alejandro Meter, PhD

Alejandro Meter
Phone: (619) 260-7417
Fax: (619) 260-4190
Office: Founders Hall 132

Professor, Spanish

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Latin American Literature and Culture
  • M.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Hispanic Studies
  • B.A., California State University, Northridge; Spanish

Alejandro Meter, PhD, teaches courses on Latin American literature and culture of the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries. His specializations include dictatorial and post-dictatorial fiction of the Southern Cone, migration and exile, and Latin American Jewish studies. He directs the intersession Buenos Aires Program and is also director of the Social Justice Living and Learning Community.

Scholarly Work

Professor Meter’s research focuses primarily on Jewish Latin America with an emphasis on Southern Cone cultural production. He edited Literatura judía en América Latina (2001), a special volume of Revista Iberoamericana, and co-edited the book Memoria y Representación: configuraciones culturales y literarias en el imaginario judío latinoamericano, Beatriz Viterbo, 2006. In addition, he has published essays and book reviews in numerous journals including Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana; Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Hispania, and Latin American Research Review, among others. His current research project explores the intersections between sports and its representation in both literature and film.

Areas of Interest

Professor Meter teaches all levels of language and literature courses at USD, including Jewish Latin America, Writing and Composition, Cultural History of Latin America, Cultural Analysis, and Social Justice in Latin America. He has also taught numerous special-topics courses ranging from Sports and National Culture to Short-Fiction of the Southern Cone, and Argentina: Memory and Justice. In addition to teaching departmental classes, Professor Meter has participated in team-taught courses within the Honors Program, first-year preceptorials, and cross-listed courses with Latin American Studies and Ethnic Studies on literature and politics of the Southern Cone, Latino studies, and Jewish cultural studies.