Savannah Aigner

PhD Student
NCH 458
Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:00pm; and by appointment


Ph.D, Spanish, University of Virginia (exp. 2023)

M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (exp. 2020)

B.A. International Studies: Latin America, Virginia Commonwealth University (2018), summa cum laude

B.A. Foreign Language: Spanish, Virginia Commonwealth University (2018), summa cum laude

  • Minor: International Studies: International Social Justice Studies
  • Summer Spanish language study abroad at Universidad Internacional (UNINTER), Cuernavaca, México, 2017
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish Translation and Interpretation, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Latin American literature and cultural studies (20th-21st century)
  • Colombian literature (19th-21st century)
  • Contemporary Mexican literature (20th-21st century)
  • Social and political themes in Contemporary Latin American literature
  • Interpretation

Conference Presentations

Personajes de La última tarde del caudillo y sus historias novelescas: vínculos histórico-políticos y de entorno familiar” Congreso de Colombianistas Siglo XXI, Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia, June 2019

Published Poetry Translations

Co-authored Spanish-English translation of El cielo entre paréntesis by Marisa Martínez Pérsico

Spanish-English translation of Capricho Humano by Norah Zapata Prill (forthcoming)


SPAN 2010 (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Fall 2019)

Grants & Awards

  • Department Travel Fund $600 for summer travel 2019
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University (2017): $1,500 for Italian language curations project
  • The School of World Studies Academic Excellence Award and Commencement Speaker, Virginia Commonwealth University (2018)
  • Excellence in Latin American Studies Award, Virginia Commonwealth University (2017, 2018)
  • Excellence in Spanish Award, Virginia Commonwealth University (2018)
  • Dean’s Scholar Award, Virginia Commonwealth University (2017, 2018)
  • Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) University Student Recognition Award (2017)