Placement Highlights

Katrina C. Barrientos

Placement: Mellon 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellow

Dissertation: “Bodies Remembered: The Performance of Race, Class, and Gender in Contemporary Feminist Poetry of the Afro-Hispanic Caribbean” (Director Marisel Moreno, 2021)

Valeria Mora Hernández

Dissertation: “Víctimas y sobrevivientes: gestión de la violencia e identidad en la narrativa española premoderna” (Director Encarnación Juárez, 2021)

Paola Uparela Reyes 

Placement: Assistant Professor in Spanish American Literature (Colonial Studies) at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and the University of Florida

Dissertation: “Gaze, Power, and Genitality: Colonial Bodies and the Visual Engendering of Gender” (Director Carlos Jáuregui, 2019). Dissertation Winner of the 2020 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in the Humanities

Catherine M. Brix

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Hispanic Studies Program of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia

Dissertation: “Transformative (Re) Inscriptions: Traumatic Memories and Testimonio in Chile” (Director María Rosa Olivera-Williams, 2019)

Marisol Fonseca Malavasi

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

Dissertation: “Beyond the Panopticon: Alternative Mobilities and Visual Models in Women’s Literature of the Southern Cone” (Director María Rosa Olivera-Williams; Ph.D. in Literatures, 2019)

Ingrid Luna

Placement: Assistant Professor of Spanish at and the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Concordia College. 

Dissertation: “Carnaval, fiesta popular y cultura letrada en la región Andina.” [Carnival, Popular Festivities and Lettered Culture in the Andean Region] (Director Carlos Jáuregui, 2018)

Luis Alberto Bravo Galassi

Placement: Associate Professor of Iberian American Literature and Universal Literature at the Instituto de Profesores Artigas and the Universidad de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Dissertation: “Poéticas de la liberación: la escritura de Ibero Gutiérrez y el 68 en clave latinoamericana” (Director María Rosa Olivera-Williams, 2018). Dissertation Winner of the 2018 Shaheen Graduate School Award in the Humanities at the University of Notre Dame, the highest recognition in academics that the Graduate School bestows to a recent Ph.D.

Santiago Quintero

Placement: Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University

Dissertation: “Modernidad en la sangre: vampirismo y cultura en América Latina, S. XX-XXI” [Modernity in the Blood: Vampirism and Culture in Latin America 20th-21st Centuries] (Director Carlos Jáuregui, 2017)

Hector Melo

Placement: Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Carleton College

Dissertation: “Rebeliones urbanas: narrativas sobre la violencia popular latinoamericana” (Director Carlos Jáuregui, 2017)