He holds a B. A. (licenciatura) in Cultural Journalism (Catholic University of Guayaquil, Ecuador); a Certificate in Critical Theory (17, Institute of Critical Studies, Mexico); a master’s degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona); and a master’s degree in Hispanic Languages and Literatures (University of Pittsburgh). He worked as a journalist for ten years. In the academic field, he was an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of the Arts in Ecuador (where he also served as the chief-editor of the publishing house and was in charge of the Seminar/Workshop of Contemporary Poetry). Mosquera was also part of the formal reading groups of the New Lacanian School (Guayaquil-Ecuador, World Association of Psychoanalysis), and taught critical theory at high school and higher education level. His interests are wide-ranging: critical theory (with an emphasis on psychoanalysis and Marxism), contemporary poetry, culture industries (music and film), comparative literature, and post-anthropocentric philosophy. He published Motricidad Fina, a dialogue with Uruguayan poet and critic Eduardo Milán (Ruido Blanco, Quito: 2013, 2014; Libros de la Resistencia, Mexico: 2017), and is currently working on a book about the philosophical reception of Paul Celan’s poetry in the Hispanic world. He has published academic and critical essays in -among other journals- Variaciones Borges (Pittsburgh), Guaraguao (Barcelona), and Revista Nacional de Cultura (Quito); and pieces of creative writing in Hueso Húmero (Lima), Viento en Vela (Mexico), and Ruido Blanco (Quito). His dissertation project deals with the persisting tropes of Latinamericanism in the New Left ideological and theoretical discussion.
- Gilboa Research and Travel Grant. Jewish Studies Program. University of Pittsburgh (2020)
- Alfredo D. and Luz Maria P. Gutierrez Fellowship (Pittsburgh, 2019-2020)
- Second National Journalism Award (JMO-El Comercio; Quito, 2013)
- First National Journalism Award (JMO-El Comercio; Quito 2012)
- Creative Writing: Casa de las Américas Award (Finalist, 2013. La Habana)