BA with Honors, English and Spanish, Samford University
Hannah is a Ph.D. candidate researching the intersections of gender and ethnicity in contemporary Mexican poetry, narrative, and film. Her dissertation examines how writers and artists deploy and/or subvert tropes of oral tradition in order to assert the centrality of Yucatec Maya women in shaping and sustaining a local indigenous culture. In addition to her regular teaching in the Romance Studies department, Hannah has developed courses incorporating Latin American and Latinx literatures, postcolonial literature and theory, and decolonial feminisms. During her time at UNC, she has served as a Lectora Visitante in the Departamento de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana at the Universidad de Sevilla and as Resident Director for the UNC-Duke Consortium Yucatec Maya Summer Institute. She currently serves on the executive board of SECOLAS and is a Graduate Program Assistant at the Institute for the Study of the Americas.
- Richmond Brown Award for Graduate Student Scholarship, Southeastern Conference of Latin American Studies, 2017
- Summer Foreign Languages and Area Studies Grant (FLAS), Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016