Faculty Profile

Amaury Leopoldo Sosa

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese (2017)

Contact Information

on sabbatical 2024-25


Bosler Hall Room 112


I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and have lived and studied in New York, Vermont, Rio de Janeiro, and Madrid. These crossings inform and drive my comparative and cross-disciplinary approach to teaching and research questions about the cultural productions of Iberia, Latin America, and the Latinx diaspora. In my classes, we engage close reading strategies and queer and feminist methodologies to unpack literary and audiovisual texts. As for scholarship, I focus on early modern life writing, difference and identity, subjectivity, vigilance, and the Inquisition. I am currently working on a project tentatively titled, “The Auto/Biographical Imperative," which examines 16th- and 17th-century I/Eye-texts, surveillance, and empire.


  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2007
  • Ph.D., New York University, 2018