Ph.D. Student in Spanish

Advised by Professor Oswaldo Estrada

brequi@live.unc.edu | Dey 117

At UNC Since 2016


Education

M.A., Spanish: Language, Literature and Culture, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2015
B.A., Psychology, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 1999

Bio

Brenda Quiñones Ayala began her graduate program at UNC after teaching for one year at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a recipient of a Spanish Fellowship. Brenda’s main academic interests are folkloric themes in Caribbean literature and the representation of blacks in Caribbean literature. Brenda is a member of the National Spanish Collegiate Honor Society and The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Recent Conferences:
“El rito fúnebre: Espacio de poder e identidad del subalterno” – UNC (2015)
“Pariendo engendros: Una lectura alegórica de Yuyo y La guaracha del Macho Camacho” -Tierra Tinta Conference at the University of Oklahoma (2015)