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 and Smith-Oka Shed Light on “The Latinx Obstetric Violence Project"
Aug 7, 2023
Miseres Article Wins Award
Mar 16, 2022
For her article “Materiales de viaje: La función de los objetos en las fotografías, ensayos y diario personal de Alice Dixon Le Plongeon en Yucatán,” published in Latin American Research Review (LARR) volume 56, Faculty Fellow Vanesa Miseres has won the 2022 LARR-University of Florida Article Award.
Miseres and Smith-Oka Win Humanities Without Walls Grant
Feb 7, 2022
Faculty Fellows Vania Smith-Oka and Vanesa Miseres have won a three-year grant from Humanities Without Walls, a consortium that supports collaborative research and scholarship, for a project that will encourage Latinx women who have suffered violence during pregnancy and childbirth to share their experiences through art and literature.