About

Alexandra Méndez is a third-year Ph.D. student in Latin American & Iberian Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature & Society at Columbia University. She studies narrative and the circulation of information in sixteenth-century Iberian worlds. She is interested in the intersections of visual, literary, and material cultures. Before beginning the Ph.D., she spent 2013-2014 on a Henry Russell Shaw Traveling Fellowship in Sevilla, Spain carrying out research and creative writing. She is currently a Graduate Fellow with the cultural review Public Books (publicbooks.org). She holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University.

Education

Columbia University, M.A. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Harvard University, A.B. in History and Literature

Memberships

American Comparative Literature Association

Modern Language Association

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