Mathilda Shepard

PhD Student
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Education

Ph.D., Spanish, U.Va. (expected 2021)
M.A., Spanish, U.Va. (2018)
B.A., Spanish, U.Va. (2015)

Research Interests

  • Collective storytelling, everyday resistance and cultures of peace in contemporary Latin America
  • Cultural responses to the Colombian armed conflict
  • Affect theory
  • Violence and pacifism in New Media productions
  • Reading, writing and multimedia storytelling as social practice

Journal Articles

  • “Desplazamientos entretejidos: la memoria afro-diaspórica como respuesta al imaginario transicional en los Tejidos de Mampuján,” Revista de Estudios Colombianos 53, enero-junio 2019 (forthcoming).

Other Publications

Teaching

University of Virginia

  • SPAN 3300, Texts and Interpretations (Fall 2019)
  • SPAN 3010, Advanced Grammar and Composition (Spring 2019)
  • SPAN 2020, Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Universidad del Atlántico (Barranquilla, Colombia)

  • English Levels 1, 2 and 5 (Semesters I and II 2015-16)
  • Advanced English Conversation (Semester I 2015)

Presentations

Grants & Awards

  • Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation Grant (University of Virginia, Fall 2018_
  • Praxis Fellowship (UVA Scholars’ Lab 2018-19)
  • Charles Gordon Reid Summer Fellowship (UVA Spanish Department, Summer 2018)
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute Grant (University of Victoria, Summer 2018)
  • Fulbright Colombia Scholarship (2015-2016)
  • Jefferson Fellowship (Jefferson Scholars Foundation, 2015-2021)
  • International Rescue Committee Outstanding Service Award (April 2015).