Dana B. Drake Teaching Fellow of Spanish

abella@email.unc.edu | Dey 214


Education

  • Ph.D. Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019
  • Middlebury College Portuguese Language School, Summer 2013
  • M.A. Hispanic Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2011-2013
  • Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Spring 2009
  • B.A. Spanish, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007-2010

Bio

Teaching Experience:

  • SPAN 105 – Spanish For High Beginners
  • SPAN 203 – Intermediate Spanish, Level 1
  • PORT 101 – Elementary Portuguese I
  • PORT 102 – Elementary Portuguese II
  • PUBH 615 – Advanced Spanish for the Healthcare Professions
  • Graduate Research Assistant for SPAN 682 (Spanish Sociolinguistics)
  • Assistant course coordinator for SPAN 105 (2012 – 2014)
  • Spanish/Portuguese tutor for Academic Support Services for Student Athletes (2013 – 2014)

Departmental Involvement:

  • Managing Editor for the academic journals Hispanófila and Romance Notes, and the book series NCSRLL (2012 – 2014)
  • Faculty Liaison for the Graduate Romance Association (2012-2013)

Honors and Awards:

  • Middlebury College Distinguished Student in Portuguese, 2013
  • Buchan Excellence Fund Award, 2013

Research Interests:

  • Religious Culture in Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Peninsula (specifically early 16th century)
  • Mariology and Marian imagery in literature and art
  • Mysticism (especially female mystics)
  • Sermon discourse
  • Sartorial Imagery
  • Medieval/Early Modern Clothing and Fashion

Conference Presentations:

  • “Mysticism, Mariology and the Mouth: An Analysis of Santa Juana de la Cruz’s El Conhorte” (CCRL 2012)