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Sharrah Lane

Sharrah Lane

Teaching Assistant Professor
Dey Hall 122


Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, 2020
M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia, 2012
B.A., Spanish, Concentration: Literature and Culture, University of Virginia, 2010
A.A., Liberal Arts, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 2006

About Professor Lane

As a specialist in 20 th and 21 st century Latin American Literature and Film, my research interests lie at the intersection of film studies, childhood studies, and neoliberalism and capitalism. My dissertation studies the presence of children protagonists in Latin American films from the 1980s forward as it relates to the disintegration of familial bonding within the intersections of power, desire, and national and international citizenship under neoliberal capitalism. I have begun work on a second project focused on popular Latin/x American television shows, films and other cultural productions that touch on the fantastic, which I interpret as a vehicle to stage the tension between colonial hierarchies of power and emerging spaces to resist the social status quo.

Typical Courses

SPAN 351
SPAN 203