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Robert Herr is a temporary lecturer in Spanish.

Robert Herr received his Ph.D. in Latin American literature in 2013 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a dissertation entitled “Puppets and Proselytizing: Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Revolutionary Mexico’s Didactic Theater.” Based on archival research made possible by a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities in Original Sources, his study examines how Mexican artists, teachers and state officials collaborated to stage educational plays in working class neighborhoods and rural communities in an effort to foster revolutionary citizens. Prior to teaching at MIT, he was a lecturer in Spanish, Writing and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College.