A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paulo Boero grew up in the Patagonian town of Trelew, Chubut. He arrived in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of twelve. After a challenging acculturation process, he and his family have come to call Nashville “home." In Nashville, Paulo graduated from Hillsboro High School and then attended Belmont University, where he played varsity soccer and double majored in History and French (Honors Curriculum). Oddly enough, it was during his junior year abroad in Angers, France, that Paulo decided to study Spanish American literature in graduate school. This pursuit took him to Lawrence, Kansas, where he joined the prestigious Department of Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Kansas. After earning a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature, Paulo completed a second M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on second language acquisition. Thereafter, Professor Boero returned to the humanities and completed his doctoral studies in Spanish American Literature.
Paulo’s dissertation focuses on the outsider as a key figure in the narrative process through which more productive Argentine identities may be imagined. To date, Professor Boero continues to be very interested in how issues of personal and national identity manifest themselves in contemporary travel narratives. More specifically, Paulo studies the relationship between travel and the process of communal and individual identification. In general terms, therefore, much of Professor Boero’s scholarly attention is devoted to analyzing the role of storytelling in the development of Argentine identity.
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