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Ph.D. Student in Spanish

Advised by Professor Carolina Sa Carvalho | Dey 115

At UNC Since 2015


M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017
B.A. Clemson University, 2014


Parker specializes in contemporary Latin American literature and visual culture. His focused research deals with the role of gender and memory in post-dictatorship literary narrative, photography and film in Argentina and Brazil. He was awarded a FLAS fellowship in Portuguese for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years and a Buchan Fellowship for research in Brazil for the 2018 summer.

At UNC, Parker teaches courses in Spanish and Portuguese and is a Safe Zone facilitator through the LGBTQ Center. Parker has studied in Córdoba, Argentina and São, Paulo Brazil and worked professionally in Peru, Argentina and Spain. For the 2019-2020 academic year, he is away from Chapel Hill, teaching at the Universidad de Sevilla as a visiting lecturer in the Department of English and North American Literature.


  • “Deconstructing Traumatic Memory in Post-Dictatorship Argentina: Graciela Sacco’s Photographic Installations.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana (Forthcoming-May 2020).
  • Review of La Bastarda by Trinfonia Melibea Obono trans. by Lawrence Schimel. Asymptote Journal, 2018.
  • Review of Beyond Civilization and Barbarism: Culture and Politics in Postrevolutionary Argentina, by Brandon Lancot. Romance Notes, No. 56, Vol. 1, 2016, 167-169.

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 105
  • SPAN 203
  • SPAN 204
  • SPAN 261
  • PORT 101