Dana A. Meredith

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Spanish and Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Contemporary Latin America
Advisor: Stuart Day
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2034
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Ks


Dana A. Meredith is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She received a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S.J. from the University of Kansas in 2012, and a M.A. in Spanish from the University of Kansas in 2016. She is the subscriptions manager for the Latin American Theatre Review, for which she previously served as editorial assistant. She is currently at work on her dissertation, which examines men and masculinity in female-authored historical fiction on the Mexican Revolution.

Teaching Interests

  • Individualized Instruction
  • Inclusive Classroom
  • Communicative Language Teaching
  • Sociocultural Approach to Language Learning


Dissertation:  “Stubborn Structures: (Re)valuing Masculinity in Mexican Woman-Authored novelas de/sobre la revolución (1963-2010)”

Research Interests

  • Mexican Narrative
  • 20th & 21st Century Mexico
  • Armed/Revolutionary Movements
  • Gender Studies
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Feminism

Selected Publications

Meredith, Dana A. “No más normas: lo repugnante, lo abyecto y la reconsideración de la discapacidad en El camino de Santiago de Patricia Laurent Kullick y El cuerpo en que nací de Guadalupe Nettel.” Accepted by Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, Fall 2020. Refereed Journal. 


Meredith, Dana A. “Crumbling Walls, Crumbling Roles: Metatheatricality and Gender Performativity in Héctor Mendoza’s La dama boba (1981).” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 74, no. 1, 2020, pp. 5-18. Refereed Journal.


Meredith, Dana A. “Defusing Brazil’s Woman Militant: Historical Fiction and the “Correction” of Female Masculinity in Olga and O que é isso, companheiro?” Luso-Brazilian Review, vol. 56, no. 2, 2019, pp. 84-104. Refereed Journal.


Meredith, Dana A., and Luis Alberto Rodríguez Cortés. “Expanding Outrage: Representations of Gendered Violence and Feminicide in Mexico.” Modern Mexican Culture: Critical Foundations, edited by Stuart Day, The U of Arizona P, 2017, pp 235-58. 




Carril, Elena. “Towards a Psychoanalysis That Pushes Forward,” translated by Dana A. Meredith. Psychoanalysis as Social and Political Discourse in Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Verónica Garibotto and Paola Bohórquez, Routledge, 2021. 

Selected Presentations

“No More Norms: The Disgusting, The Abject, and a Reconsideration of Disability in El camino de Santiago by Patricia Laurent Kullick and El cuerpo en que nací by Guadalupe Nettel.” 74th Congress of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Boulder, CO, 14-16 October 2021. (Delayed 1 year due to COVID-19). 


“Perpetuating a Myth: Speaking Truth to Identifiable Authority in Two Mexican Adaptations of Antigone.” LASA 2021 Virtual Congress: Crisis global, desigualdades y centralidad de la vida, 26-29 May 2021. 


“Hatching a Postfeminist Ethos: Parallels Between ‘Chick Lit’ and Ángeles Mastretta’s Mal de amores (1996).” XXV Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, 5 March 2020. 


“Stepping Back to Move Forward: Historical Fiction and Mexican Masculinity in Ángeles Mastretta’s Arráncame la vida and Mal de amores.” Centennial Symposium: 100 Years of Hispanism in Kansas and Beyond, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 8 October 2019. 


“Gender Dynamics in Latin America.” Charla de Merienda Series, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, 6 September 2019. Invited Panelist.   


“Defusing Brazil’s Woman Militant: Historical Fiction and the “Correction” of Female Masculinity in Olga and O que é isso, companheiro?” Brazilian Studies Symposium, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 28 April 2017. 

Selected Awards & Honors

2021 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Fund Award

2021 Graduate Studies GTA Award

2020 Conference Travel Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

2019 Exter Marguerite Memorial Prize in Foreign Languages for Excellence in Academic Performance

2018 Alva V. Ebersole Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Essay

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