Mira Briana E. Haydu

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Spanish & Portuguese
Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Santa Arias
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall 2037
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Mira-Briana Elizabeth Haydu is a University of California Riverside Honors and Sigma Cum Laude B.A. graduate in Hispanic Literature. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree and has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant in and for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for the last two years. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, transatlantic literature and historical revisionism that concentrates on subaltern groups in the Americas: African and Indigenous peoples, Jews, and women.  This summer, she presented research at the “Encuentro de colombianistas del S.XXI” conference in Ibagué, Colombia.

Teaching Interests

  • Creating safe space
  • Inspiring mindfulness
  • Encouraging compassion

Research Interests

  • Transatlantic and transtemporal literature
  • Historical revisionism
  • Subaltern groups

Selected Presentations

“El revisionismo histórico y el afrocentrismo transatlántico en Changó, el gran Putas” Presented at “Encuentro de colombianistas del S.XXI” in Ibagué, Colombia. June 2019

Selected Awards & Honors

Graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of California Riverside

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