Davilyn May Yates

Davilyn Yates
  • Ph.D. Student
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Spanish & Portuguese

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall 2038


Davilyn is a Ph.D. student in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. She received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2021, and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Kansas in 2023. Her research interests include Mexican and Border literature topics, focusing on themes such as historical displacement, portrayal, and progression of feminine and queer subjects, and the complex intersectional identities that arise within populations with mixed cultural heritage when territories create divisive boundaries.


M.A. in Spanish, University of Kansas, 2023
B.A. in Spanish, University of Nevada, 2021

Awards & Honors

Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scholarship, University of Kansas - 2023