May 6, 2024

Thomas Matusiak has recently accepted the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Miami in the Michele Bowman Underwood Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Thomas tells SPO about his accomplishments since leaving Princeton:

"After graduating in summer 2019, I completed a postdoc at Dartmouth before taking up a full-time faculty position in Warsaw. In August I will be joining the Michele Bowman Underwood Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami as an Assistant Professor. I'm excited to continue my research on Latin American cinema in Miami, where I'll finish revising a book based on my dissertation. I'll also be teaching courses on Latin American culture in the undergraduate program in Spanish, as well as graduate seminars on cinema and film theory within the department's Ph.D. program in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies. I look forward to returning to the United States, and to continuing the various collaborations with SPO faculty and alumni that have developed since I defended five years ago."

Matusiak's defended his dissertation titled "The Visual Guillotine: Latin America and the Cinema of Cruelty" on May 8th, 2019. 

Congratulations from the entire SPO community!