Osvaldo Cleger is a new media theorist specializing in digital culture, e-literature and emerging technologies in the Hispanic world, with a primary focus on countries such as Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and Cuba. He earned his MA from NMSU and his PhD in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies from University of Arizona. His research interests include visual culture, hypertext theory and fiction, blogging, digital poetry, procedural rhetoric, simulation theory and video games.
His book Narrar en la era de las blogoficciones: literatura, cultura y sociedad de las redes en el siglo XXI (The Art of Narrating in the Age of Blog-fictions) offers a systematic approach to blog-narratives written by Hispanic authors. He has also co-edited two collective volumes on Hypertext theory and pedagogy in the Hispanic world: Redes hipertextuales en el aula, Octaedro 2015, and Formación literaria, hipertextos y Web 2.0 en el marco educativo, Editorial Universidad de Almería, 2015. His articles on visual culture, Hispanic e-literature, hypertext fiction and videogames have been published in such journals as Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Caribe, Letras Hispanas, Universidad de la Habana, Digital Culture and Education, as well as in several edited volumes, including Leer Hipertextos, Octaedro 2012, Poesía y poéticas digitales/electrónicas/tecnos/New-Media en América Latina: Definiciones y exploraciones, Universidad Central de Bogota, Bogota, 2015, and The Latino Pop Cultural Studies Reader, Routledge (forthcoming).
He is the creator of the “Locative Media Learning Initiative,” a program designed to help intermediate and advanced language students to acquire advanced linguistic and e-literacy skills through mobile app development.