Assistant Professor of Spanish
On Leave 2017-2018
Photography by Natalia Drause
Professor Miseres specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, with an emphasis on South America. Her areas of research are travel writing, war literature, women writers, gender, cultural, and food studies.
Her first book, Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830-1910) received the Honorable Mention for the Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Prize, awarded annually by the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Professor Miseres is also launching a new book project on Latin American women writing on war, from the Latin American independence period to World War II. This project has been awarded with a Mendel Fellowship (Lilly Library, Indiana University Bloomington) and a Global Gateway Faculty Research Award (University of Notre Dame) for the academic year 2017-2018.
Vanesa Miseres is a research faculty of the Gender Studies Program and a Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Miseres will be a guest scholar at Faber, the Arts, Sciences and Humanities Residency of Catalonia in Olot, Spain during the October-November residence term devoted to Feminism.
“Vidas e historias de guerra: los proyectos biográficos de Aurora Cáceres y Soledad Acosta de Samper.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (Washington University in St. Louis), Forthcoming Fall 2018.
“Transiciones del discurso femenino en La Filosofía Positiva (Buenos Aires, 1898).” Mundo Nuevo. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas). Forthcoming, Spring 2018.