Vanesa Miseres is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, with an emphasis on South America. Her areas of research are travel writing, war literature, women writers, gender, cultural, and food studies.
Her first book, Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830-1910) received the Honorable Mention for the Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Prize, awarded annually by the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Miseres is also launching a new book project on Latin American women writing on war, from the Latin American independence period to World War II.
Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature; women writers; 19thcentury women in journalism; travel literature; war literature; food studies; cultural and gender studies
South American women travelers/Female representation of war in South America/Influence of foreign travelogues in Andean costumbrismo.
- Premio Roggiano para la Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, International Institute of Latin American Literature, for best book of Latin American literary criticism published between 2016 and 2017 (2018)
- Mendel Fellowship, Lilly Library of Indiana University, for book project on Latin American women writing on wars (2017)
- Global Gateway Faculty Research Award, University of Notre Dame, for book project on Latin American women writing on wars (2017)
Miseres Awarded Humboldt Research Fellowship to Shed Light on Latin American Women’s Commentaries on War
Jun 21, 2021
Kellogg Faculty Fellow Vanesa Miseres has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for her book project, Gender Battles. Latin American Women, War, and Feminism.
Pinderhughes Receives 2021 ND President’s Award
May 26, 2021
Faculty Fellow Dianne Pinderhughes has been awarded the 2021 President’s Award by the University of Notre Dame.
Vanesa Miseres Retraces the Footsteps of Travelers Between Latin America and Europe
Aug 15, 2019
In this wonderful piece produced by the Notre Dame news office, Kellogg Faculty Fellow Vanesa Miseres reflects on her research connecting European and Latin American history and literature, and a new literature course she developed that looks at English travelers to South America, which she taught at various sites in London this summer.