Leila Gomez
Professor • Director, Latin American and Latinx Studies Center (LALSC)
Women and Gender Studies

 Office Hours: By appointment

Dr. Leila Gómez in an Associate Professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at CU Boulder. Her research interests include Latin American and Indigenous literature, film and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries, with emphasis in the Andes, Mexico, Paraguay and Argentina. She is the Director of the Latin American Studies Center at CU Boulder.


  • Impossible Domesticity: Travels in Mexico (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021). Expected Date of Publication: October 2021.
  • Teaching Gender through Latin American, Spanish and Latino Literature and Culture, (co-editor with Asunción Horno-Delgado, Mary Long and Núria Silleras). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers 2015.
  • ​Darwinism in Argentina: Major Texts 1845-1909. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, October 2011. Translation of La piedra del escándalo.
  • Iluminados y tránsfugas: Relatos de viajeros y ficciones nacionales en Argentina, Paraguay y Perú. Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2009.
  • La piedra del escándalo: Darwin en Argentina (1845-1903). Buenos Aires: Simurg, 2008. Edición y estudio preliminar.
  • Entre Borges y Conrad: Estética y territorio en William Henry Hudson. (co-edited with Sara Castro-Klarén). Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, In press.


  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Fellowship for Advanced Researchers, AY 2014-2015.
  • US Department of Education. Title VI IFLE to support Undergraduate Curriculum on Latin American and Latinx Studies at CU and to develop the Quechua Language Program. Ongoing.
  • Outstanding Mentor Award. CU Graduate School, AY 2020-2021