Vanesa Miseres

Vanesa Miseres is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures. She specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, with an emphasis on the Andes and the Southern Cone.  Her areas of research are travel writing, women writers, gender and cultural studies.  Miseres’s works have appeared in several academic journals, including Review, Letras Femeninas, and Chasqui. She is currently completing her first book on women travelers titled Women in Transit: Travel, Writing, and Identity in South America (1830-1910).  Professor Miseres is also launching other research projects dealing with the female representation of war in South America and the influence of foreign travelogues in Andean costumbrismo.  From 2010 to 2012, she was a recipient of a Moreau Postdoctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame.  Miseres is a research faculty of the Gender Studies Program and a Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
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