Miguel Cabañas

Miguel  Cabañas
  • Associate Professor
  • CLS Core Faculty
  • Department of Romance and Classical Studies
  • College of Arts & Letters
  • B457 Wells Hall
  • 619 Red Cedar Road
  • East Lansing MI 48823
  • 517-884-6343


Miguel A. Cabañas is Associate Professor of Latin American and Chicano/Latino Studies. He is the author of The Cultural “Other” in Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives: How the United States and Latin America Described Each Other (Edwin Mellen Press, 2008). He has edited a special volume of Latin American Perspectives titled “Imagined Narcoscapes: Narco-Culture, and the Politics of Representation.” (March 2014). He has also edited with Gary Totten, Jeanne Dubino, Veronica Salles Reese, Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing. New York: Routledge, 2015.

In 2008-2009, he was Co-Director of Peace and Justice Studies at MSU. He is core faculty of Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS) and Global Studies in the Arts and the Humanities (GSAH), and the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies at Michigan State University. He has been a visiting researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City and at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. He also has taught in the Literature Master program at the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa (UAS), and was affiliated faculty to the Masters Program, Investigación de Estudios Culturales, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia (2007- 2010). Miguel was the graduate adviser for Spanish (2012-2014) in the department of Romance and Classical Studies.