Alvaro Kaempfer scholarly research and publications aim to the intersections of history, politics and culture within narratives of transition from Colonialism to Modernity in Latin America. His current research focuses on 19th Century Latin American writings dealing with the consolidation of postcolonial states through ethnic, social, and urban cleansing. He is also working on imaginaries of Modernity/Globalization in a corpus of Ibero-American economic texts from the last decade of the XVIII century.


Alvaro  Kaempfer

Alvaro Kaempfer
Associate Professor, Spanish

Phone: (717) 337 - 6891

Box: Campus Box 0411

Address: McKnight Hall
Room 43
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

BA Universidad Austral, Chile, 1989
MA Universidad de Santiago, Chile, 1994
PhD Washington University in St. Louis, 1999

Academic Focus:
Colonial and 19th Century Latin American Studies

Alvaro Kaempfer's Website