Gloria Morales Osorio


headshot: Gloria Morales Osorio


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).

Honors and Awards

2018-22. Fulbright-MinCiencias scholarship to pursue a doctoral degree in the United States

2021. College of Letters & Sciences Continuity of Instruction Award (2020 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards)

2020. Summer Research Grant – Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (2020)

2020. Nave Short-Term Field Research Grant (declined)

Spring 2020. Graduate Student Best Paper Award

Fall 2018. Honored instructor, University Housing

Student Organizations

Teatro Décimo Piso