Erika Almenara

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Erika Almenara is assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arkansas. She received her PhD in Romance languages and literatures (Spanish) from the University of Michigan in 2015. Her research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American cultural production, especially in the cases of subaltern/marginalized subjects and communities. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Letras Femeninas, Revista Iberoamericana, Dissidences, and Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism. Dr. Almenara’s book, The Language of the In-Between: Travestis, Post-hegemony, and Writing in Contemporary Chile and Peru, is under contract with the University of Pittsburgh Press for publication in 2022. Almenara is also a published author and teaches a course called Creative Writing in Spanish, which she created in 2017.