Maiya Pittman

PhD Student


Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia (projected 2022)
M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (projected 2019)
B.A., Foreign Language: Spanish, Virginia Commonwealth University (2017), magna cum laude
—Università per Stranieri di Perugia, June-July 2016 language intensive

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Latin American film 1980s–present, Italian film 1960s–present
  • 20th and 21st Century Poetry
  • African American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Queer Studies including LGBTQ+
  • Collegiate and Professional Slam Poetry
  • Podcasts, Infographics, and Film Studies
  • Digital Humanities


  • Presidential International Education Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
  • Italian Studies Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
  • Barbara A. Roby Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016