Gloria Morales Osorio

Position title: Teaching Assistant - Spanish 204


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Gloria studied Spanish Teaching (BA in Universidad de la Salle) and Spanish Literature (MA in Universidad de los Andes) in Bogotá, Colombia. She is interested in book and reading history, canon formation, intertextuality, material culture, and the presence of books and readers in literature. She has worked as a teacher and as a pedagogical advisor, and her encounters with academic writing and reading promotion have triggered questions about literacy, citizenship, and literary pleasure in Latin America. In her dissertation she studies the materiality and canonicity of two Colombian book collections: Biblioteca Popular de Cultura Colombiana (1942-1952) and Biblioteca de Autores Colombianos (1952-1958).

Awards and Honors 

  • 2023 (from January to May) · Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship 2022-2023 at UW-Madison
  • 2022-2024 ·Junior Fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB) at the Rare Book School (RBS)
  • 2022 ·Recipient of the Reese Fellowship to attend the Book History Workshop at Texas A&M University
  • 2022 (from February to May) ·Student at the Mellon-funded Newberry Library seminar and symposium “The Archive: Theory, Form, Practice”
  • March 2021 · College of Letters & Sciences Continuity of Instruction Award in the 2020 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards
  • January 2021 · Ph.D. preliminary examinations with distinction
  • Spring 2020 · 2019-2020 Spring Graduate Student Best Paper Award  
  • 2018-2022 · Laspau-administered scholarship to pursue a doctoral degree in the United States, Fulbright-Colciencias, Colombia