Dr Humberto Nunez-Faraco

Dr Humberto Nunez-Faraco

Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
17th Sep 2001

Research summary

My current research interests are in the field of comparative literature, political philosophy, and the literature of ideas. Current plans for publication include the monograph Utopía y realidad en el ensayo político hispanoamericano. I have also published widely on various aspects of the works of J. L. Borges. I welcome proposals for research projects across a broad range of Spanish American literary topics, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century narrative, poetry, and the history of ideas in Spanish America.

Teaching summary

I teach an introductory course to Argentinian literature and more specialised modules on the literature of ideas in Spanish America, nineteenth- and twentieth-century political ideologies, and the works of J. L. Borges and J. M. Arguedas.


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1 | 2002
University of London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2001
University of London
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1991
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Certificate | 1987
Universidad de los Andes
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1985


I graduated in Philosophy from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and subsequently came to London to do a postgraduate course in early music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following my studies in music, I obtained the MA degree in Area Studies at the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS). I was awarded the PhD degree from the University of London in 2001. My publications include the monograph Borges and Dante: Echoes of a Literary Friendship (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2006) and several articles on ethics, poetics, and the history of ideas in Spanish America.