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Graduate Students

Our graduate students enter our PhD program from Latin America, Spain, and the US with a wide variety of interests in literary and cultural studies.

Graduate Students
Gretel Acosta, Graduate Student at Tulane University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Gretel Acosta
Maria Eva Baez Sosa, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
María Eva Báez Sosa
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature. Non-fiction. Technologies and emotions in 21st century Latin America.
Pablo Barra
Pablo Barra
Research Interests: Lacanian psychoanalysis, Brazilian and Hispanic Amazonian narratives.
Amanda Fleites, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Amanda Fleites
Research Interests: Contemporary Caribbean literature and culture. Cuba. Identity and migration.
Bárbara França, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Bárbara França Xavier
Research Interests: Latin American contemporary literature. Drugs and narrative.
Camilo Gonzalez Sanchez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Camilo González Santos
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature. Aging Studies. Age Policies.
Jhon Sebastián Ramos
Jhon Sebastián Ramos
Sara Maclean, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Sara A. Maclean
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Cristina Martínez Istillarte, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Cristina Martínez Istillarte
Research Interests: Contemporary Spanish Cultural Studies. Equatorial Guinea. Film. Translation Studies.
Natalia Ospina García, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Natalia Ospina García
Research Interests: Contemporary Brazilian Literature. Gender Studies. Counterculture in Brazil.
Sofia Paiva de Araujo, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Sofia Paiva de Araujo
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Feminisms. Mexican Cinema (1930s-). Brazilian Culture (1922-).
Sara Pancerella, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Sara J. Pancerella
Research Interests: Contemporary Colombian Literature. Memory and Mourning. Eroticism.
Santiago Pérez-Wicht, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Santiago Pérez-Witch Meza
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature. Latin American Warfare Novels. Peruvian 20th Century Literature. Film Studies.
José Joaquín Sánchez Vera, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
José Joaquín Sánchez Vera
Research Interests: Contemporary Mexican and Central American Literatures. Ecocriticism.
Leah Sand, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Tulane University
Leah Sand
Research Interests: 20th and 21st Central American and Mexican literature. Migration. Narrative ethics. Reader reception theory. Border studies.
Stephen Spragale, Tulane University Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Stephen Spragale