Julio Enríquez-Ornelas specializes in twentieth to twenty-first century Latin American literature and late nineteenth to twenty-first century Mexican narrative. He received a B.A. in English and Spanish literature from Wabash College. After completing his Ph.D. from the University of California-Riverside, he was selected as the Postdoctoral Fellow of Latin American literature and culture at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Millikin University and was recently named a Coleman Foundation Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship.
He has taught all levels of Spanish language and culture courses. He has also taught literature and film in Latin America, Spain, and U.S. Latinos as well as Spanish for Journalism and Spanish for the Health Professions.
His current research considers how fin de siècle novelists implicitly imagine the Porfirian-era of modernization; and how contemporary novelists have reimagined this era through the appropriation of cultural productions. His research also explores how history, gender, race, and social class intersect in fin de siècle Mexico.