Dr. Filiberto Mares Hernandez

Filiberto Mares Hernandez

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: World & Classical Languages & Cultures
Office: St. Benedict Hall 322
Phone: 913.360.7739
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Dr. Filiberto Mares Hernández was born in El Guayabo, Ayotlán Jalisco, México. He completed an A.A. in Spanish at El Camino Community College in California in 2001. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Hispanic Studies from the University of California, Riverside in 2010. He taught for six years as a Spanish Lecturer at Clemson University, South Carolina. At Benedictine College besides teaching all levels of Spanish, he teaches the Spanish linguistics classes. His scholarly interests include Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Mexican narratives, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Latin American Literatures, Hispanic linguistics, Latin American film, US Hispanic/Latino Cultures and literatures, and cultural studies. He has published articles on film and Mexican literature. In 2017 he published his first novel, El maíz y tú (Maize and You). Filiberto and his family enjoy walks by cornfields and the International Forest of Friendship.

Research Interests

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Mexican Narratives

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Latin American Literatures

Hispanic Linguistics

Linguistics and Social Media

Latin American Film

Urban/Rural Spaces in Contemporary Narratives

New Writing Technologies in Narratives

US Hispanic/Latino Cultures and Literatures Cultural Studies



Ph.D., University of California-Riverside, Spanish. 2010.

Dissertation: “Carlos Fuentes, Cristina Rivera Garza and Recent Rewritings of the Mexican Revolution: Memory and Resistance.” Directed by Raymond L. Williams

Primary Specialization: 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature.

Secondary Specialization: 20th and 21st Century Mexican Narrative with emphasis on Mexican Revolution and Cultural Memory.

M.A., University of California-Riverside, Spanish, 2006.

B.A., University of California-Riverside, Spanish, 2003.

A.A., El Camino Community College, Spanish, 2001.

Selected Publications

Hernández, Filiberto Mares. Salamandra. Fiction included in the Critical Storytelling from the Borderlands. Ed. Julio Enríquez-Ornelas & Carmella Braniger. Brill Sense Publishers, Netherlands. Forthcoming Summer 2022.

Hernández, Filiberto Mares. “Silencio, desmoronamiento y Juan Rulfo: una lectura sobre Lo anterior de Cristina Rivera Garza.” A Contracorriente: Una revista de estudios latinoamericanos. Vol. 18, Num. 1 (Fall 2020): 131-146.

Camps, Martín, Coordinador. La sonrisa afilada: Enrique Serna ante la crítica. Hispania, A journal devoted the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese. U Nacional Autónoma de México, 2017, Pp. 369. Hispania, December 2019, Volume 102, Number 4. (Book Rewiew)

“Este No Es Un Muro.” Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, vol. 3, no. 2, 2019, pp. 143–146. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/chiricu.3.2.13.

"The Modern Bachateros: 27 Interviews by Julie A. Sellers." Caribbean Studies, vol. 46 no. 1, 2018, pp. 224-225. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/crb.2018.0016. (Book Rewiew)

“El vendedor de mariposas” Izana Editores, 2014, by Oscar Bazán Rodríguez (Review). Narrativas: revista de narrativa contemporánea en castellano, ISSN-e 1886-2519, Nº. 44, 2017, págs. 122-123. (Book Rewiew)

El maíz y tú. Novel. Independently Published, Amazon. December 15, 2017.

“Repensar la lucha desde la memoria y el diálogo: El violín y Los últimos zapatistas: héroes olvidados.” Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana. Noviembre 2010.


“Corn: Brief History, Identities, and Memes. Atchison Public Library, July 18, 2019.

“Presencia” de Andrés Francel: trastornos mentales y violencia: experiencia leyendo cuentos tolimenses en una clase de Lingüística en Benedictine College, Kansas” LITERATURA DEL GRAN TOLIMA, EL REGIONALISMO Y COLOMBIA CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL Y PRIMER ENCUENTRO ANUAL DEL GRUPO DE INVESTIGACIÓN COLOMBIANISTA DEL SIGLO XXI [“Nuevos colombianistas del Siglo XXI”], June 7, 2019.

“Corn: Brief History, Identities, and the Global Impact.” Faculty Colloquium Series. March 27, 2019.