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Caro Register

Ph.D. Student

At UNC since 2022
Advised by Professor Oswaldo Estrada
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 Caro

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 further develop her fascination with 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 multifaceted and complex relationship between trauma and marginalized identities in the context of migration in Mexico.

Caro specializes in 20th and 21st century Latin American literature. Her current research interests include animality, critical animal studies, human-animal relationships and representations of violence against the animal Other in contemporary Latin American narrative.


Register, Caro. "Institutions of Speciesism and Patriarchy as Interlocking Oppressions in Pilar Quintana's La perra". Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura. (forthcoming)

Book Reviews

Register, Caro. Review of "Escrituras geológicas" by Cristina Rivera Garza. Latin American Literary Review, vol 50, no 101, 2023. (forthcoming)


“Space, Place and Insilio in Trilce (1922).” Carolina Conference for Romance Studies (CCRS), March 2023.

Typical Courses Taught

Spanish 105: Spanish for High Beginners

Spanish 102: Elementary Spanish II