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Ph.D. Graduate in Spanish

Advised by Professor Oswaldo Estrada

Current Position: Assistant Spanish Professor at Appalachian State University


Education

Ph.D., Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2019)

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2011

Bio

Adrienne has lived in both Spain and Mexico and has also traveled extensively in Guatemala. Her area of specialization is in contemporary Latin American and Latino/a literature, with a focus on Mexico, Guatemala, and U.S.-based border narrative. Adrienne’s particular interests include border theory, marginalization, otherness, identity construction, and gender studies. In the summer of 2015, Adrienne participated in an exclusive course on contemporary gender debates at the Colegio de México. Adrienne also acted as a co-coordinator of the Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures in the spring of 2015, and has also served as an editorial assistant for Romance Notes. Furthermore, Adrienne has taught both beginning and intermediate Spanish language courses at UNC, and always enjoys cultivating a budding interest in Spanish and Latin American culture in her students.

Publications

The Fiction of Juan Rulfo: Irony, Revolution and Postcolonialism by Amit Thakkar (Review).” Romance Notes 54.1. (2014): 129-131.

“Crossing the Borders of Imagination, edited by María Del Mar Ramón Torrijos (Review).” Atzlán (2016).

“Blurring Borders: Construction of Narrative and Gender in Ana Clavel’s Cuerpo náufrago.Chasqui (forthcoming in fall 2017).