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Katelyn Howard

Ph.D. Student

At UNC since 2017
Dey Hall 213


Ph.D., Spanish, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in progress
M.A., Spanish, University of Oregon, 2017
B.A., Spanish and Speech Communication, Whitworth University, 2015
Minor: Latin American Studies, Whitworth University, 2015

About Katelyn

Katelyn Howard is a Ph.D. student in Spanish. She initially became interested in the Spanish language, literatures and cultures as a high school student in Eugene, OR. During her undergraduate studies, she lived and studied abroad for a year in Valparaíso, Chile. While in the Southern Cone, she made short trips to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and to the Sacred Valley in Peru. She also lived and studied short-term in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala and in Seville, Spain.

As a scholar, Howard is primarily interested in the female mystical experience in sixteenth-century Spain. In particular, she looks at sixteenth-century spiritual autobiographies or vidas. She is advised by Jessica Boon.

Following wonderful support from her academic mentors, Howard wishes to share her passion for the Spanish language, literatures and cultures with her students. She has taught First Year Spanish courses at the University of Oregon (SPAN-101, 102, 103 & 112), and a variety of Elementary - Intermediate Spanish language courses at UNC.


CCRS 2018, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2018 Early Modern Lyric Dystopias: The Myth of Apolo and Daphne in Two Spanish Golden Age Sonnets

M.A. Fall Forum, Romance Languages, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2016 Female Prophetic Discourse and the Itinerary of Knightly Formation: The Case of Urganda la Desconocida

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Boise, ID, 2014 Unamuno’s Joaquín Monegro and Augusto Pérez: Doubt and Isolation in Identity Formation

Typical Courses Taught

SPAN 100: Online Elementary Spanish I (Fall '21, Fall '22, Spring '23)

SPAN 101: Hybrid Elementary Spanish I (Fall ’20)

SPAN 105: Spanish for High Beginners (Fall ’17, Spring ’18)

SPAN 203: Intermediate Spanish I (Fall ’18, Spring ’19)

SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish II (Spring ’20)