latin@ literature, language, culture, & pedagogy
Spanish language and literature; modern Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultural studies; cultural geography; digital humanities
Languages and Linguistics; Classics; History of Science; History of Medicine; Lexicography; Medieval Latin Literature; Textual criticism (Classics); Medieval Latin; Digital Humanities; Early Modern Spanish literature
Spanish and Latin American cinema
20th-21st century Spanish-language literature
Translation theory and translation studies, Latin American literature and culture, Poetry and poetics, Mexican literature, Brazilian literature, contemporary poetry
I am an ABD at Brown University, studying Hispanic Studies. My focuses are Medieval and Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American literature and Spanish language teaching.
Alexandra Méndez is a third-year Ph.D. student in Latin American & Iberian Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature & Society at Columbia University. She studies narrative and the circulation of information in sixteenth-century Iberian worlds. She is interested in the intersections of visual, literary, and material cultures. Before beginning the Ph.D., she spent 2013-2014 on a Henry Russell Shaw Traveling Fellowship in Sevilla, Spain carrying out research and creative writing. She is currently a Graduate Fellow with the cultural review Public Books (publicbooks.org). She holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University.
Professor of Spanish, Director of Advising, and Co-Director of the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival at Lawrence University. Publications include the book Catalan Writers on the Border, a special volume of the Revista Internacional D’Humanitats dedicated to Latin American cinema, and several articles and book chapters on Spanish and Latin American literature and film. Higher education Co-Chair of the national Development Committee for the College Board’s AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.