Born in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and raised in New York City, Ana has dedicated her professional life to the research and teaching of Spanish language, literature, and culture. She completed her Bachelor's of Arts at Colgate University in International Relations and Spanish. In her honor's Spanish thesis titled, Quevedo: Política, poder y religión en Su espada por Santiago, Ana investigated the political, social, and religious production of Francisco de Quevedo in his 1628 defense of the Apostle Santiago. During her Master's at Stanford University, Ana studied Brazilian Portuguese and researched the links between political and social transatlantic literary figures in Latin America during the seventeenth century. In her current research, Ana's focuses on post-colonial travel narratives, literary go-betweens, writing in exile, and the effects of globalization on migratory identities in twentieth and twenty-first century Caribbean and Latin American literature.
Twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American literature and critical theory; Caribbean literature with a focus on diasporic subjects, travel, exile, migration, literary go-betweens; Post-colonialism
M.A., Iberian and Latin American Cultures, Stanford University
B.A.., Spanish and International Relations, Colgate University