Ignacio López-Calvo is Professor of Latin American literature at the University of California, Merced. He is the author of more than seventy articles and book chapters, as well as eight books on Latin American and U.S. Latino literature and culture: Saudades of Japan and Brazil: Contested Modernities in Lusophone Nikkei Cultural Production (U of Colorado P., forthcoming); Dragons in the Land of the Condor: Tusán Literature and Knowledge in Peru (Arizona UP, 2014); The Affinity of the Eye: Writing Nikkei in Peru (U of Arizona P 2013); Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction: The Cultural Production of Social Anxiety (U of Arizona P 2011); Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture (UP of Florida, 2007); “Trujillo and God”: Literary and Cultural Representations of the Dominican Dictator (UP of Florida, 2005); Religión y militarismo en la obra de Marcos Aguinis 1963-2000 (Mellen, 2002); Written in Exile. Chilean Fiction from 1973-Present (Routledge, 2001). He has also edited the books Latinx Writing Los Angeles: Nonfiction Dispatches from a Decolonial Rebellion (U of Nebraska P., 2018); The Humanities in the Age of Information and Post-Truth. Co-edited with Christina Lux (Northwestern UP., forthcoming Spring 2018); The Humanities in a World Upside Down. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017); Contemporary Latin American Fiction (Salem Press 2017); Critical Insights: Roberto Bolaño (Salem Press, 2015), Roberto Bolaño, a Less Distant Star: Critical Essays (Palgrave, 2015), Magical Realism (Critical Insights) (Salem Press, 2014), Peripheral Transmodernities: South-to-South Dialogues between the Luso-Hispanic World and "the Orient" (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2012), Alternative Orientalisms in Latin America and Beyond (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007) and One World Periphery Reads the Other: Knowing the “Oriental” in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009), and co-edited Caminos para la paz: literatura israelí y árabe en castellano (2008). He is the co-executive director of the academic journal Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World and the is the co-executive director of Palgrave Macmillan Book Series “Historical and Cultural Interconnections between Latin America and Asia."
Extensive research on Latin American and Caribbean narratives. He published some books on cultural production,literary and cultural representations. Dragons in the Land of the Condor: Writing Tusán in Peru was a 2015 International Latino Book Award finalist in the non-fiction category.Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction (2011) was 2nd place at the 2012 International Latino Book Award and Choice Magazine’s annual Outstanding Academic Title list (Jan. 2012). He is also the co-founder and co-executive director of the open-access academic journal Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, listed as the ninth best journal in Latin American Studies by Google Scholar in 2017, and co-director of the book series “Historical and Cultural Interconnections between Latin America and Asia” with Palgrave Macmillan.