Mercedes Mayna

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Office Location: 
Williams Hall 537
Office Hours: 
Fall 2017: Wednesday 5-6pm & Friday 11-12pm
Ph.D. Candidate, Hispanic Studies

Mercedes Mayna is from Lima, Peru. She has a B.A. in Hispanic Literature at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Her licenciatura thesis is titled "La teoría del trabajo femenino de Mercedes Cabello: Blanca Sol (1889) y 'Necesidad de una industria para la mujer' (1875)". She also holds a M.A. in Linguistics at PUCP, with a thesis titled "Una mirada crítica a la construcción de la identidad femenina letrada en dos publicaciones periódicas del siglo XIX: El Correo del Perú (ECP) y El Perú Ilustrado (EPI)". Her area of research is 19th century Latin American Literature, focusing on South America’s War of the Pacific (Chile, Bolivia and Peru), and 19th and 20th Century Latin American woman writers. She has published articles for academic journals and contributed with book-chapters.