Ph.D. Student in Spanish | 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 with an emphasis in memory and trauma studies and performance studies. His focused research deals with the memory of gender violence in post-dictatorship Argentina and Brazil by examining literary narrative and contemporary artists who work with photography. In addition, Parker has a developing research interest in contemporary literature from Equatorial Guinea. 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.

Parker has studied in Córdoba, Argentina and São Paulo, Brazil and has worked professionally in Peru and Argentina. He has presented on modern and contemporary Latin American literature, visual art, film and cultural studies at graduate, national and international conferences.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Beyond Civilization and Barbarism: Culture and Politics in Postrevolutionary Argentina, by Brandon Lancot. Romance Notes, No. 56, Vol. 1, 2016, 167-169.
  • Review of La Bastarda by Trinfonia Melibea Obono trans. by Lawrence Schimel. Asymptote Journal, 2018.

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 105
  • SPAN 203
  • SPAN 204