Faculty and Staff

Franklin Rodriguez

Professor • Department of Languages & Culture

Professor (Full), Department of Language, Literature, Culture and Writing, William Paterson University. Rodriguez holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University (SUNY, 2007) and a Master of Public Policy and International Relations (William Paterson University 2022). Latin American History (B.A.), University of Puerto Rico, Cayey (2000). He joined William Paterson University in 2007.

Professional Interests

My research focuses on modern and contemporary Latin America from different perspectives and fields, with a multidisciplinary character (particularly in the field of humanities and social sciences). My teaching encompasses modern and contemporary Latin American literary, cultural, historical and political dilemmas, as well as Latina/o/x Studies, Spanish language, political science, international relations and creative writing.


PhD Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY) Binghamton, NY

MA Public Policy and International Relations, William Paterson University Wayne, NJ

MA Comparative Literature, Binghamton University ,


Contemporary Latin America, Latin American Literature, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Spanish Language, Public Policy and International Relations

Representative Publications

Roberto Bolaño: el investigador desvelado. ; Madrid; Verbum ; 2015

Descomposiciones (Decompositions). ; Montevideo; Yaugurú; 2014

The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion: Puerto Rico, Colonialism, and Citizenship; , Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies ; 2019

“Especulaciones sobre ‘Amigo enemigo,’ de Antonio di Benedetto.” ; Romance Notes; Volume 56, 2016

Unsettledness and Doublings in Roberto Bolaño's "Estrella distante"; Volume Revista Hispánica Moderna Año 63, No. 2 (December 2010), Issue No.2 2010

Notable Courses Taught

Caribbean Political Systems
Latinos and Latinas in the US
Survey of Latin American Literature
World Literature: Modern and Contemporary
The Latin American Short Story
Intro. to Latin American and Latino Studies
Seminar in Latin American and Latino Studies

218 Atrium

By appointment