Caroline Register

Ph.D. Student

At UNC since 2022
Dey Hall 215


B.A Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Spanish Concentration- Appalachian State University (2021) summa cum laude

B.A Global Studies, Inter-American Relationships and Dynamics Concentration- Appalachian State University (2021) summa cum laude

M.A Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching Concentration (2022)

About Caroline

Caroline Register is a PhD student in the Spanish department at UNC Chapel Hill. After earning her master’s degree at Appalachian State University, she decided to attend UNC to develop her interest in the literary and cultural production of the Hispanic world. As an undergraduate student, Caroline received Spanish departmental honors after defending her thesis entitled “La cacería y la presa: una exploración del trauma migrante y la violencia patriarcal en La fila india”, in which she explored the ways that the women in the novel navigate trauma and power structures in the context of their marginalization, ultimately proposing the book as a trauma novel.

Her primary area of interest is 20th and 21st century Latin American literature and her research deals with border theory, violence, and literary representations of trauma/health. She is interested in decolonizing trauma theory and finding alternative frameworks for conceptualizing trauma rooted in a Latin American context.


Smith, M.C. (2021). La Cacería Y La Presa: Una Exploración Del Trauma Migrante Y La Violencia Patriarcal En La Fila India. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Typical Courses Taught

Spanish 105