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Uriel Quesada

Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Accreditation, and Academic Engagement

Education

Ph.D., Tulane University

M.A., New Mexico State University

B.A., Universidad de Costa Rica

Departments

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Languages and Cultures

Expertise

  • Latin America Studies
  • Latinx Studies
  • LGBTQ+ Studies

Bio

Uriel Quesada (San José, Costa Rica) is the Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Accreditation, and Academic Engagement. He was Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2014 to 2018 and from 2020 to 2021.  He was the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2018 to 2020. His academic areas of interest are Central American and Caribbean literatures and cultural studies, Latinx Studies, and LGBTQ+ Studies. He has written about Central American detective fiction, Latin American masculinities and travel writing. 

 

Publications

Uriel Quesada is the author, among other books, of El atardecer de los ninos (short stories, 1990; Editorial Costa Rica Award 1988 and Costa Rica's National Book Award, 1990), Lejos, tan lejos (short stories, Ancora award, 2005), El gato de si mismo (novel, Costa Rica's National Book Award, 2005), Queer Brown Voices. Fourteen Personal Narratives of Latina/o Activism (personal narratives, Ruth Benedict award, 2016) and La invencion y el olvido (short stories, Costa Rica's National Book Award, 2018). His literary work has been published in magazines and journals from Costa Rica, Mexico, the United States, Chile, France, Spain, and Germany.