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About Marta J Sierra

Marta Sierra joined Kenyon in 2004. She is a native of Tucumán, Argentina. She received her undergraduate degree from the National University of Argentina (Tucumán) in Spanish and Spanish American literature and language pedagogy.
Prof. Sierra came to the U.S. in 1996 to pursue a masters and a doctorate degree in Spanish American literature at Rutgers University. She is a specialist in Cono-Sur literature. Her research interests include 20th century Spanish American essay, fiction and poetry; modernization processes in Latin America (from Modernismo to the Avant-garde); connections between media and literature; the role intellectuals play in Latin American societies; women's writing in Latin America; urban literature and the representation of the city in fiction and poetry; Latin American film and exile and deterritorialization.
Prof. Sierra is currently working on a book entitled Virtual Territories: Gendered Spaces and the Quest for Place inWomen's Writing in Argentina, 1910 to the Present. She has been an active member of the Asociación Internacional de la Literatura Femenina Hispánica, an association devoted to the study of women's productions in Spain and Latin America, and she is currently serving as its treasurer. In addition, she has participated, along with Professor Clara Román-Odio and Laurie Finke (Women's and Gender Studies Program) in the organization of the GLCA Annual Conference: "Transnational Feminisms: De-Centering the Academic Debate on Global Feminisms" (Kenyon College, September 26-28, 2008).
She is the faculty liaison for students interested in applying for Teaching Fulbright Fellowships and is currently the Kenyon faculty involved in Kenyon Academic Partnership (Spanish).


Present Associate Professor of Spanish, Kenyon College

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P: (740) 427-5409
Ascension Hall 003

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