Ignacio Infante, PhD

​Ignacio Infante’s main fields of research include modern poetry, modernist and avant-garde poetics, Iberian cultural studies, transatlantic literary studies, comparative literature, and translation theory/history.

Ignacio Infante (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University) is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish, Acting Director of the Center for the Humanities, and the Comparative Literature Undergraduate Study Abroad Coordinator at Washington University in His courses for the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures have generally focused on 20th-century Iberian and modern transatlantic literature. Some of these courses include the surveys SPA 311 (Hispanic Culture and Civilization, Summer Institute in Madrid), SPA 341 (Literary and Cultural Studies in Spanish), SPA 342 (Iberian Literatures and Cultures), SPA 405 (Culture in Crisis), as well as the graduate seminars “The Avant-Garde in Spain: Poetry/Cinema/Visual Arts,” and “Poetics and Politics in Democratic Spain.”

Professor Infante has been the recipient of Fulbright, and Getty international fellowships, among other academic grants and honors.  He has served as International Relations Chair of the Modernist Studies Association (2016-2018), and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Translation Review.  Currently, he serves as Reviews Editor (Peninsular) of the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, as co-director of graduate studies in Comparative Literature, and as Interim Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University.