Indira Yadira Ariana García Varela

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Vice President of GRASP
Advisor: Isidro Rivera
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2033
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Office Hours: F 12:00-3:00pm or by appointment

Indira is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She received her B.A. in Art History, Philosophy and a minor of Museum Studies from Arizona State University in 2012. Also, in 2016 she received her M.A. in Spanish Literature from Arizona State University, where she wrote a thesis focusing on the rethinking the image of the Spanish and Cuban writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda under the supervision of Dr. Emil Volek.


Teaching Interests

  • Communicative Language Teaching
  • Safe Zone Training
  • Online Teaching Training
  • Socio-Cultural Approach
  • Approachable 

Research Interests

  • Critical
  • Visual
  • And Literary Theory
  • 15th and 16th century Visual Arts
  • Including Photography
  • Prints and Manuscripts

Selected Publications

  • García Varela, Indira Yadira Ariana. “La Frontera y el paisaje. Fotografías de Elsa Medina” RE. Encontraste Colectivo Digital (2012): 118-119.
  • García Varela, Indira Yadira Ariana. “Ritmo hesicástico: Nueve ensayos sobre Lezama”. Carátula. Revista Cultural Centroamericana 61 (2014): 80-84. 
  • Editor in the fifth edition of Contrapuntos “Contrapuntos V: The Gaze” (Spring 2018).
  • Contrapuntos, VI edition; "Curaduría Fotográfica"  (Fall 2018)

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