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Ph.D. Student in Spanish

Advised by Professor Oswaldo Estrada | Dey 117

At UNC Since 2018


  • M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
  • B.A. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Andrés Porras Chaves is a Romance Studies PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow specializing in contemporary Spanish and Latin American novel, short story, and film. His areas of interest include memory studies, gender studies, decolonial thinking, and metafiction. He is currently writing a doctoral dissertation about historical fiction in Spain after the 2008 financial crisis, with a focus on contemporary reimaginings of the nation’s colonial past.


Book Reviews

Regular Courses Taught

  • SPAN 261 – Advanced Spanish in Context
  • SPAN 203 – Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 105 – Spanish for High Beginners