Ph.D. Student in Spanish

Advised by Alicia Rivero

tnphilli@email.unc.edu | A

At UNC Since 2009


Education

M.A., Hispanic Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2011
B.A., Spanish, Auburn University, 2003

Bio

After completing a BA in Spanish at Auburn University, Thomas spent several years around the world as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Georgia, as a Spanish teacher on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, and as an English teacher in South Korea. Eventually, he came to UNC to begin graduate work in Hispanic literature, and he earned the MA in 2011. He is currently in his fourth year of the PhD program, researching and writing about contemporary narrative from Argentina with a focus on exile, internal exile, and temporal/spatial language. In his scarce spare time, he loves to exercise, cook, and watch Auburn football.

Publications

  • Embodying Latino Masculinities: Producing Masculatinidad by Jennifer Domino Rudolph (review). Romance Notes 54.2 (2014): 288-91.
  • “On Brazilian Dance.” Carolina Performing Arts Program Notes Compagnie Käfig. Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 23 Feb. 2014: 47.
  • “Outsourcing the Future: Career Development in the Spanish and Portuguese Classroom” (note). Spanish and Portuguese Review. (2015). (Forthcoming)