Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
- Ph.D. Spanish, Temple University
- M.A. Spanish, Temple University
- M.A. Linguistics, University of Delaware
- B.A. Spanish, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
Dr. Azuaje comes to the Mount from Temple University where he was an adjunct professor of Spanish. He has also taught Spanish at the University of Pennsylvania and the Universidad del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He was the Director of cultural activities at the Universidad “Rafael María Baralt” in Cabimas, Venezuela.
His dissertation focuses on the idea of sacrifice in the work of the Venezuelan writer José Antonio Ramos Sucre, as both a rhetorical construction and as a poetic understanding of social, cultural, and political violence. Dr. Azuaje is utilizing the knowledge and findings of his study to investigate the extent to which sacrificial terms and themes inform 20th century Latin American political discourse on both social exclusion and the necessity of violence for political stability or foundation.
The native of Venezuela won the “Enrique Bernardo Nuñez” Biennial Essay Award for the book La critica de la obra ausente and the “José Antonio Ramos Sucre” Biennial Essay Honorable Mention for the book Entre Yavheh y Azazel: el sacrificio en Ramos Sucre. He has also published numerous articles and book reviews.
He maintains two literary blogs in Spanish: