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Dr. Sara Guengerich

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2009



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A native of Bolivia, Sara Vicuna Guengerich (M.A., Ph.D. in Spanish, University of New Mexico, 2004, 2009) is Assistant Professor of Colonial Latin American literature and history in the Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures. Professor Guengerich teaches a variety of courses in literature, culture and Spanish American colonial discourses. Her fields of expertise are the representations of indigenous women in colonial texts and the early history of the Andes.Her research centers on the analysis of the often-ignored discursive productions of colonial women, particularly, indigenous women, in the context of the Spanish conquest and colonization of Peru.

She has published articles in Colonial Latin American Review, Hispania, the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, the Journal of the Southwest and Monographic Review. Her research has received funding from the Newberry Library as well as numerous internal grants towards a book-length manuscript that compares various types of archival documents and literary sources to reexamine key moments of the conquest and colonization of the Andes from the perspective of indigenous women. Dr. Guengerich's research also explores the narratives of people of African descent in the Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, fashion in colonial discourses and indigenous literatures of the Andes.

Prizes and Honors

CMLL faculty and as an academic department have received numerous awards, spanning excellence in research, excellence in teaching, and service to university students. Some recent examples for Dr. Sara Guengerich include:

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