Carlos Macías Prieto

Carlos Macías Prieto

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Hollander Hall Rm 132
At Williams since 2020


B.A. University of California, Berkeley (2007)
M.A. Purdue University (2011)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (2020)

Areas of Expertise

  • Spanish American Literature and Historiography
  • Nahua intellectuals of the 16th and 17th Centuries
  • Mexican Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Literatures
  • American Studies

Scholarship/Creative Work

Carlos received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley in 2020. Prior to his graduate studies at Berkeley, Carlos completed a master’s degree in American Studies from Purdue University. In his dissertation, “Early Seventeenth Century Nahua Poetics: Domingo Chimalpahin and the Cemanahuac Archive,” Carlos examines the writings of don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, a Nahua intellectual who produced a large body of written texts in Nahuatl and Spanish in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Carlos’ study reframes Chimalpahin’s work as an indigenous intellectual project which safeguards the history of Cemanahuac—today’s central Mexico—and preserves for future generations of Nahuas and their descendants the possibility to reclaim their language, history, government institutions, and land. Carlos’ research interests include: Spanish American Literature and Historiography; Nahua intellectuals of the 16th and 17th Centuries; colonial and contemporary Nahuatl; Mexican Studies; Postcolonial Studies; and Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Literature.