Eric Henager

Eric Henager

Associate Professor of Spanish, Chair of Latin American and Latinx Studies

Professor Henager′s CV

In addition to courses in the basic and intermediate Spanish language/cultures sequence, Prof. Henager teaches a wide range of courses in the advanced literatures and cultural studies curriculum. Many of the advanced courses he teaches are related in some form to his primary interests in contemporary Spanish American narrative, popular culture in literature, and literary representations of transculturation. His current research focuses on Spanish-language fiction set in the U.S. Midwest and on the roles literature and journalism play in Latin America in modifying meanings associated with imported U.S. cultural products, especially baseball.


“Fenced-in Readings: Testimonio and Post-Conflict Narrative from Criticism to the U.S. Classroom.” Hispanic Studies Review, 4:1, 2019, 66-79

“Turns at Bat: Baseball and the United States in Dominican Literature and Print Culture.” Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, 25:1-2, Fall-Spring 2016-2017, 109-131

“Batazo a campo izquierdo: Un estudio del béisbol en las letras nicaragüenses.” Intersecciones: Abordajes de lo popular en América Latina. Nos. 74-75 (2008).


1996, Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Hispanic Literatures
1992, A.M. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Hispanic Literatures
1989, B.A. Rhodes College, Spanish