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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Meredith, Dana A. “Crumbling Walls, Crumbling Roles: Metatheatricality and Gender Performativity in Héctor Mendoza’s La dama boba (1981).” Accepted by Symposium, fall 2019. 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?” Accepted by Luso-Brazilian Review, fall 2018. 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.

Selected Awards & Honors

2018 Alva V. Ebersole Award for outstanding scholarly paper

2019 Exter Marguerite Memorial Prize in Foreign Languages for excellence in academic performance

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