Sarah Rabke

PhD Candidate


Ph.D. Spanish Literature, University of Virginia (expected May 2021)

M.A. Spanish, Baylor University, 2016

B.A. Spanish, Baylor University, 2014, summa cum laude

Research Interests

20th and 21st century Spanish theater

Spanish Romanticism

The construction of the family in Franco's Spain

The rhetoric of silence and writing under censorship

Immigration in Spain and representations of individuals who have immigrated in the performance genres

The aesthetics of theater in film and television


University of Virginia

Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2010 (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

Advanced Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2020 (Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

UVa in Costa Rica

Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2010&2020 (Summer 2018)


Elementary Spanish, SPA 1401 (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)


Rabke, Sarah. August 17, 2017. "Minor Transnationalism." Global South Studies: A Collective Publication with The Global South

Grants and Awards

Nominee, UVa Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2017-2018)

Del Greco Library Travel Fellowship for Salamanca, Spain (2017)

Nominee, Baylor Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2015-2016)


Tomorrow’s Professor Today, UVa Center for Teaching Excellence

Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)

UVa Spanish Theater Group