Rocío Cortés, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish, Department Co-Chair


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Teaching and Research Interests

My research embraces a diversity of theoretical approaches from cultural studies, literary and linguistic methods to those that draw on the social sciences for the study of indigenous chronicles of 16th and 17th centuries Mexico.

I am currently working on a book project entitled Proyecciones y reflexiones mexica-tenochca en la colonia: El caso de Hernando de Alvarado Tezozomoc (Mexica-Tenochca Projections and Reflections in the Colonial Period: The Case of Hernando de Alvardo Tezozomoc). In this work, I situate Tezozomoc’s writings in their historical context, taking into account power relations in a colonial situation. For more information, visit my website.


Recent Courses

  • 049-204 Intermediate Reading
  • 049-301 Advanced Composition and Conversation
  • 049-320 Survey of Latin American Literature I
  • 049-335 Mexican Civilization
  • 049-334 Latin American Civilization
  • 049-364 Special Topic Courses:
    • Writing and Invention in Latin American Colonies
    • Painting the Conquest and the Colony in Textual and Visual Representations
    • Wonderlands in Colonial Texts
    • Transatlantic Colonial Images
  • 049-420 Latin American Short Story

Curriculum Vitae