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Katherine OstromAssociate Teaching Professor of Spanish and PortugueseFaculty Advisor, Casa Émory


Katherine Ostrom grew up in Minnesota and has spent time in Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain, and Romania. She holds a B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota. Her recent research has focused on formulations of gender, sexuality, and national identity in hard-boiled crime fiction from Argentina and Brazil. Her other research and teaching interests include adaptation and parody, popular music, Afro-Latin American history and culture, and dictatorship and human rights. She has published on the work of Luisa Valenzuela, Sonia Coutinho, Iris Garcia Cuevas, Rubem Fonseca, and Claudia Piñeiro.