Areas of Interest: Latina/o literatures, Latin American literatures, Postcolonial literatures, late 20th and 21st century American literatures, migration studies, race studies, citizenship, gender theory, political theory
Northwestern University, B.S.
University of Notre Dame, MA in English
Oliver Ortega is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Notre Dame. He holds a B.S. in Journalism and International Studies from Northwestern University.
Oliver’s primary scholarly interest focuses on how Latina/o literatures engage pedagogy, educational philosophy, and institutions of learning. He is also interested in the literatures of urban centers like Chicago and New York City, as well as connecting Latin American writers to their Latina/o, African American, and Native American counterparts in North America.
Before starting at Notre Dame, Oliver worked in the public schools of Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin. During his undergraduate career he apprenticed at various news outlets, publishing stories for the Boston Globe, Columbus Dispatch, U-T San Diego and other outlets.