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Ph.D. Student in Spanish | Dey 115

At UNC Since 2016


B.A., Spanish and English, University of Mary Washington, 2015.


Originally from Chester, Virginia, Ellynn completed her undergraduate degree in Spanish and English at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After taking a gap year, Ellynn decided to pursue her graduate studies at UNC starting in the fall of 2016. Her research interests include linguistics, Basque literature (an interest sparked from a semester abroad in Bilbao, Spain), women’s studies, colonial Latin American literature, and the works of the Mexican nun Sor Juana InĂ©s de la Cruz. Additionally, on the English side, she enjoys studying eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century British and American literature and early feminist works. She hopes to continue exploring other areas of comparative literature during her time at UNC.

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 105
  • SPAN 203