Thallya Diaz

Thallya Díaz

PhD Student
New Cabell 436
Office Hours:
Mondays & Fridays 3-4PM and by appointment


Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia (exp. 2022)

M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia (2019)

B.A., Spanish and International Affairs, University of Mary Washington (2017), magna cum laude

Research Interests

  • The intersection of race and medicine in Cuban and Brazilian literature and culture
  • Public Health practices in Latin America and their presentation in cultural products
  • The role of medical discourse in anti-racist and anti-capitalist social movements
  • Biomedical and clinical ethics
  • Translation and language acquisition


Advanced Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2019; Spring 2020)

Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2017; Spring 2018)

Accelerated Elementary Spanish (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)

Grants & Awards

University of Mary Washington Fita Rivas Scholarship for graduate studies in Spanish (2017)

Charles Killian Woltz Summer Fellowship for travel to Cuba (2018)