Vanesa Miseres

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures
308 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-3868


Professor Miseres specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Latin American literature, with an emphasis on South America.  Her areas of research are travel writing, war literature, women writers, gender, cultural, and food studies.  Her work has appeared in academic journals such as Chasqui, MLN, Letras Femeninas, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, among others.

Her first book, Mujeres en tránsito: viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamérica (1830-1910) won the 2018 Alfredo Roggiano Prize for Latin American Literary Criticism (IILI) and also received Honorable Mention for the Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Prize by the Association of Gender & Sexuality Studies (formerly AILCFH).

In connection with the interests of the Reilly Center, Miseres has worked on visual and literary representations of obstetric violence, nineteenth-century scientific travelers and women’s use of botanical knowledge in friendship albums, scrapbooks and cookbooks from the same period.

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