Alexa Jeffress

PhD Candidate
New Cabell Hall 442
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 3:00–4:00pm, Wednesdays 12:00–1:00pm, or by appointment


Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia (expected 2020)
M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (2017)
B.A., Spanish and Psychology, University of Virginia (2015)

Research Interests

  • 20th Century Latin American Literature
  • 20th Century Spanish Literature and Film


"Bombas nucleares estadounidenses en Palomares, España: El caso de 'Carmen la Radiactiva' de Jesús López Pacheco." ALDEEU, 35th International Conference, June 2018.

"Luis de Vargas y su viaje psicológico en Pepita Jiménez." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 2018.

Teaching and Professional Development

Participant in Tomorrow's Professor Today at UVA's Center for Teaching Excellence (expected completion spring 2019)

Graduate Student Liaison for UVA's Center for Teaching Excellence (2018–2019)

Course Design Institute at UVA (completed May 2018)


  • SPAN 4040: Spanish to English Translation (Fall 2018)
  • SPAN 3010: Grammar and Composition I (Spring 2018)
  • SPAN 2020: Advanced Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017)
  • SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2018)
  • Click to view an example of an online course e-Portfolio.

Grants & Awards

Del Greco Grant to study in Salamanca, Spain (2016)

Member of Sigma Delta Pi (2014)