Diego Godoy, Ph.D.
Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies
Diego Godoy, a native of Los Angeles, trained as a historian of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin. While there, he worked at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, one of the premier libraries in the world for Latin American and Latina/o Studies, where he played a pivotal role in initiatives to develop its digital holdings.
As a scholar, Diego is broadly interested in Latin American and Iberian intellectual and cultural history, especially histories of crime and criminology, journalism, and film, as well as the role that cultural heritage institutions (museums, archives, and libraries) play in commemoration.
As a member of Duke University Libraries' International and Area Studies Department, Diego is particularly interested in acquiring materials not easily captured by the book trade, notably zines, comics, and other alternative press publications.