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Hispanic Studies

S. Hugo Moreno

Visiting Assistant Professor

Hugo Moreno grew up in the border city of Juárez, México. He joined the faculty at Lewis & Clark in 2014. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Western University-Ontario, Reed College, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. In 2008 the American Philosophical Association awarded him its annual Essay Prize in Latin American Thought.


Professor Moreno has written peer-reviewed articles on Mexican and Hispanic poetry and philosophy. He also co-edited a special issue on Hispanic aesthetic thought with Elizabeth Millán for Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy. His book Rethinking Philosophy with Borges, Zambrano, Paz, and “Plato’s Philosophical Poetry in the Republic” (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming in 2021) calls into question the conventional distinction between philosophy and literature.


Hugo also writes fiction. You can read an excerpt of his first novel, Donde se acaba el Norte, by opening the following link:


Academic Credentials

PhD and M.A. from Cornell University in Hispanic Studies; M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Latin American Studies; M.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso in Political Science, and BS from Texas A&M University in Agricultural Economics.

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S. Moreno’s office is located in room 315 of Miller.


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S. Hugo Moreno Visiting Assistant Professor

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