Faculty Name

Gustavo Segura, Ph.D.




New2021,World Languages and Cultures,Spanish

Office Location

Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center


Ph.D., University of California, Davis
M.A., University of Notre Dame
B.A., Universidad Católica de Chile


After completing his B.A. in English literature in his home country, Chile, Dr. Gustavo Segura decided to pursue his graduate education in the US, earning his master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Segura’s research focuses on the intersection of media and memory in 20th-century Chile. He analyzes historical events and their reenactments in different media (literature, film, television and theater), highlighting the role of each medium in the transmission of memory — a phenomenon that is not simply person-to-person but that is aided by a medium that inevitably conditions memory.

He aims to understand how media not only alter the past, but also our very own idea of the past, by exploring how each medium recreates memories through sounds, images, sensations, words and gestures that become integral to how we remember the past.

Courses Taught

SFLS 201 Español Intermedio I
SFLS 352 Voces indígenas en la literatura latinoamericana

Research Interests

20th-Century Latin American Literature and Film
Chilean Literature and Film
Human Rights
Memory Studies


Select Publications

A plena vista: El tratamiento de la pedofilia en El club y El bosque de Karadima,” Imagofagia: Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Estudios de Cine y Audiovisual, vol. 23, 2021, pp. 44-67 

“Olvidadas en el desierto: El caso Alto Hospicio y el tratamiento del feminicidio en la televisión chilena”, A Contracorriente: una revista de estudios latinoamericanos (Forthcoming)