Dalia Gómez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
With Pomona Since: 2018
  • Expertise


    Dalia Gómez researches the portrayal of nature in 20th-century Latin American literature through the lens of ecocriticism. In particular, she examines the representation of nature as secondary to human beings in Mexican and Colombian fiction. She investigates the desensitization of humans to the environment as emerging from the extractive and exploitative man and nature relationships represented in literature. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on exploration of place attachment, built environments, and altered landscapes in environmental literature. Her research corroborates ongoing studies analyzing the impact of the subordination of nature within human civilization.

    Research Interests

    • Introduction of sustainable technologies to rural communities in 20th-century Latin American literature
    • Sustainable communities and the implementation of sustainable energy practices in environmental literature

    Areas of Expertise

    • 20th-Century Latin American Literature
    • Mexican Literature
    • Colombian Literature
    • Ecocriticism
  • Education


    University of California, Riverside

    California State University, Long Beach

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    University of California, Riverside, Graduate Division, Teaching Assistant Development Program, Department of Hispanic Studies, Outstanding Teaching Award, 2017

    University of California, Riverside, Department of Hispanic Studies, Graduate Summer Research Grant, 2016

    University of California, Riverside, Center for Ideas and Society, Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant, 2016.