Marcela Beatriz Risso

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Santa Arias
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2659
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Marcela Risso is a PhD candidate born in Montevideo, Uruguay. She grew up in New Jersey where she was a Spanish teacher. She completed a M.A at UNC Chapel Hill in 2010. She is currently exploring the intersection of affect, space, mobilities, and theorizations of modernity in Latin American women writers' travelogues about North America and Europe during the XIX and XX century.

Office Hours: M/W 1:30-3:00

Research Interests

  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Travel Writing and Mobilities
  • Migration Studies
  • Spatial Theory
  • Affect

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