Program: Master of Arts – Hispanic Literatures
Position: Teaching Assistant
Research Interests: Queer and Feminist Theory, Queer Film, Women Authors, Latin American Science Fiction, Translation Studies, Poetry, Teaching Spanish as a Second Language
Campus Address: Wells Hall
Hailing from Guatemala City, Guatemala, Vivian received her BA in Comparative Literature from Beloit College in Wisconsin and recently joined the Michigan State University community as an MA student in Hispanic Literatures. She is also a graduate teaching assistant for intermediate Spanish.
Aside from Spanish, Vivian also speaks French and spent a semester studying abroad in Lille, France. She is passionate about French cinema and literature, particularly the work of Jean Cocteau and Marguerite Duras. At MSU, she is planning on researching women and queer Hispanic authors.
Vivian is an avid poetry writer and reader and published a chapbook back in Guatemala titled “Condiciones Irrevocables” (Irrevocable Conditions) through Fundación Yaxs. Furthermore, she has developed a passion for literary translation and her translations of Frida Kahlo’s interviews are forthcoming from Melville House Books.
Prior to becoming a graduate student, Vivian lived in New York City and worked as an editorial assistant at the literary magazine The Evergreen Review.