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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Ethan Madarieta

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Assistant Professor


LGBTQ Studies

Native American and Indigenous Studies

Teaching Interests

Brief teaching philosophy: Each of my classes incorporates forms of embodied, experiential pedagogy as a way of cultivating a learning environment that facilitates the relationships needed for engaging in the demanding but necessary work of critical self-reflection and social analysis. I encourage students to be bold in their analyses so as to contend with the ongoing violent legacies of slavery, colonialism, and dispossession in their many forms. I teach the importance of relationality in knowledge production and identify pedagogy as a methodology for political, social, and self-transformation.


Latin American and Latina/o/x literature; Pan-American Indigenous literatures; Latina/o/x studies; Indigenous studies; memory studies; gender and sexuality studies; queer theory; performance studies; critical race and ethnicity studies.

Education and Previous Positions

Ph.D. - 2020 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor of English and Program for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)