Dailihana Esperanza Alfonseca
2013, AS in Fashion Management, Bay State College
2019, BS in Fashion Merchandising & Management, Southern New Hampshire University
Dailihana Alfonseca is a Puerto Rican and Dominican-Northern American writer in a Southern World. Her Afro-Caribbean and Spanish linguistic origin help serve as the inspiration for both her research and her written works.
She is currently attaining her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Her Research focuses on finding the intersection of the literature of colonial/western assimilation, the psychological scope of depression and anxiety (sometimes registered as insanity) in the narrative illness of the stories, books, and poems of women writers, and finding ways to view the cultural impacts of the assimilative trauma experience through immigrant Latina/o literature so that we may better be prepared to intervene on behalf of those seen as the marginalized “other” in westernized societies.
- English as A Second Language – Poem (The Bangalore Review, 2020)
- Spanish Soap Operas Killed My Mother – Short Story (Driftwood Press, 2022)
Office: HHIVE Lab in Greenlaw Hall Gaskin Library, Room 524
African American Literature | Comparative Literature | Creative Writing | Critical Race Studies | Critical Theory and Cultural Studies | Feminist Historiography | Feminist Theory And Gender & Sexuality Studies | Latina / Latino Literature | Literature of the Americas | Literature, Medicine and Culture | Poetry and Poetics | Women Writers