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Gretchen Selcke

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Gretchen Selcke is the Assistant Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (CLACX). Her research interests include Latinx literature and culture, Afro Hispanic literature, and Latinx entrepreneurship. She received her doctorate from Vanderbilt University, where she began work on diasporic literature from the Spanish Caribbean. Currently, she is working on a book-length manuscript on contemporary Latinx narratives. As a Library Dean’s Fellow for the Manuel Zapata Olivella Special Collections Correspondence at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt, she helped create an online exhibit of representative correspondence and documents from four linear feet of Zapata Olivella’s personal archives. Recently, Selcke was elected as the 2022-2023 president of the Latinx Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Selcke also serves on the editorial board of the Afro-Hispanic Review.