Ty West

Faculty Profiles

Ty West

Ty West

Associate Professor
Modern Languages and Cultures

Ty West teaches Spanish language, conversation and composition, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies, as well as advanced courses on colonial, nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, history and culture in Latin America. His scholarship focuses on the relationship between the circulation of ideas, subjects in transit and the press in nineteenth-century Latin America with emphasis on Mexico. He has published his research in collected volumes and journals such as the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, A Contracorriente, and Revista Tiempo Histórico.


PhD, Vanderbilt University
BA, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests 

  • Mexican Cultural Production
  • Print Culture and the Press
  • Travel Writing
  • Mexican Conservatism
  • Slavery
  • Translation

Courses Recently Taught 

  • The Genealogy of Work in Latin America
  • Rebellion and Revolution in Mexico
  • Land, Climate and Culture through Literature, Film and Music
  • Latin American Civilization
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers