Juan Carlos is an Ecuadorian scholar of the art histories and comparative literatures
of early modernity. He is an assistant professor of World Literature in the Department of English, with
a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Comparative
Literature and Society, and Medieval and Renaissance. His teaching and research focus on the creative interactions between different fields
of knowledge across the Global South combining material and visual culture, the history
of writing and literacy; geology and archaeology, and critical theory. His scholarship
has received the support of the Social Science Research Council, the Freie Universität
Berlin’s Graduate School of Literary Studies, The Max Planck Institute for Art History,
the Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin’s Institute for Art and Visual History, The Center
for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+), the Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories
initiative, the Berlin Transregionale Academy, and the Institute for Comparative Literature
and Society, and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University.
His recent work has appeared in Vistas, Verso, Relating Continents, and Telar.