Since 2004, teaches Spanish and Latin American literature, film and culture at the State University of New York, Oneonta.
B.A. in Social Communication and Journalism. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia.
M.A. in Spanish Literature. Rutgers University. New Jersey, USA.
PhD in Latin American Literature and Literaty Theory. Rutgers University, New Jersey. USA.
He is the author of several novels, included El origen del mundo, winner of the Premio Bicentenario de Novela (México, 2010), Impromptus en la isla and La risa del muerto, winner of the Literary Prize, Marcio Veloz Maggiolo (New York, 2002). Arango has published also three collections of short stories and journalistic works, including Un ramo de nomeolvides, a biographical account of the beginnings as a writer of the Colombian Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez.
Professor Arango was the editor of the literary magazine of the Colombian newspaper, El Universal, and received the National Prize of Journalism, Simón Bolívar 1992, in Bogotá, Colombia.