Professor of Spanish at the University of Memphis, completed his BA at the Universidad de Chile with the degree Profesor de Español and received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Florida where he was awarded a Recognition for Outstanding Contribution. His area of research includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish American narrative, delivering more than sixty papers in international and national conferences. Vertientes de la modernidad (Caracas) and Los escritores y la creación en Hispanoamérica (Madrid) are among his ten published books. He has also published more than fifty articles in European, North American and Latin American professional journals. Burgos—a member of the International Association of Hispanists—has been awarded the SPUR award—Superior Performance in University Research—on two occasions, and has been granted twice the Fellowship for Visiting Scholars Program to conduct research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has received the Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement in the Humanities, the Dunavant Professorship Award and the Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.