I am from Colombia. I am PhD student in Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. I hold an MA in Latin American and Iberian Studies from the University of Notre Dame (2015) and a BA in Literature from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2010). My articles appear in journals such as Hispanic Issues, Revista Iberoamericana, A Contracorriente, and Lingüística y Literatura. At the intersection of colonial and gender studies and biopolitics, my work focuses on diverse literary, artistic and medical scopic regimes and representations of the female genitalia in Early-Modern and Modern Latin America and Spain.
My areas of research include Colonial and Transatlantic Studies, Cultural Studies, 19th-century Latin American literature, Afro-Hispanic studies, gender and sexuality, and biopolitics in Latin America and Spain.
Doctoral Affiliate Wins Two Prestigious Awards on Gender and Sexuality Studies
Feb 6, 2019
Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Paola Uparella won two prestigious awards for an essay she wrote on gender and sexuality studies: the 2018 Victoria Urbano Graduate Student Essay Award by the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies (AEGS) and the 16th Feministas Unidas Essay Prize by the MLA-allied organization Feministas Unidas, Inc.