Ruth Llana Fernández
Ruth is a PhD candidate concentrating in Latin American Contemporary Literature with a minor in the Transdisciplinary Study of Visual Cultures. She currently is a Project Assistant for the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned a BA in Hispanic Philology from the University of Oviedo and the University of Granada, and an MA in Latin American Studies: Culture and Management from the University of Granada. Her dissertation focuses on the intersections between visual studies, queer theory, posthuman studies and affect theory within the XXth century Latin American artistic and literary context. Published and awarded author and translator, she regularly writes essays for the film and literature magazine Shangrila. Her areas of interest include Latin American Contemporary Literature, Spanish Contemporary Literature, Luso-Brazilian Contemporary Literature, Visual Studies, Photography, Film, Poetics, Posthumanism, Queer Theory, and Gender Studies.