Sarli E. Mercado

Position title: Senior Lecturer


1038 Van Hise Hall

headshot: Sarli E Mercado

Fall 2024 Office Hours

coming in early September


Sarli E. Mercado is a literary critic and author of Cartografías del destierro: en torno a la poesía de Juan Gelman y Luisa Futoransky(Cartographies of Exile: On the Poetry of Juan Gelman and Luisa Futoransky)(Buenos Aires: Editorial Corregidor, 2008). She has published and presented her work on contemporary Spanish American poetry in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Her current research projects include a study of lyrical landscapes in poetic and visual art expressions by Latin American artists linking urban and non-urban environments to ecological thinking. This project is also tied to the study of literary/artistic representation and production and the proliferation of traumatic memory sites in urban spaces in Latin America in dialogue with the “Global South.” Included in her research are topics related to contemporary Southern Cone poets and the literary practices of twenty first century Spanish American writers. Sarli teaches courses on Spanish American literature, culture, and language through subjects such as cultural journalism, translation, and urban cultural studies. She is also part of collaborative interdisciplinary projects between UW-Madison and the Museum of Environmental Sciences (MCA) from the University of Guadalajara and co-directs the 4W-International Women Collective Translation Project.

Her affiliations include:
The Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program
The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies
4W Initiative
The Women In Translation (WIT) Project
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.


PhD, Boston University