Dailihana Alfonesca, a Literature, Medicine, and Culture master’s student, is a scholar and a creative writer. Her creative writing works to process and combat the mental health struggles and traumas of Latina and migrant women.
Recently, Alfonesca’s short story “Spanish Soap Operas Killed My Mother,” was nominated for a prestigous Pushcart Prize. Congratulations, Dailihana!
Dailihana Alfonesca joined the Department of English and Comparative Literature this fall. She felt compelled to join the department at the urging of ECL Health Humanities professors, Kym Weed and Jane Thrailkill. Before pursuing a graduate degree, Alfonesca served in the US Army, worked in fashion merchandizing in New York City, and earned her bachelor’s degree at Francis Marion University in South Carolina.
Read more about Alfonesca’s amazing work in a feature interview by the UNC Graduate School.