Fernando Sanchez

uc san diego



I’m a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Literature at UC San Diego. I received my BA and MA in Literature at Cal State, where I received the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship. My academic research interests are the coloniality of knowledge, power, and temporality in the 16th century, and its cinematic representations in contemporary Latin American cinema. As part of the Humanists@Work committee, I am interested in thinking of the ways in which humanities departments approach career planning and the value of humanities beyond academia. Conversations about these topics, I feel, would better equip graduate students and departments to tackle difficult questions about the future of the humanities—in and beyond academia. This year, I hope to find ways to make Humanists@Work sustainable for the future generation, to expand the conversation to more students and faculty in the following years, and perhaps collectively with other universities.